When I see the trees sway with joy
And the hills stand on their ears
I’ll pay the piper to play a tune
Mankind making music and wine.
At the arrival of a new-born child
Let the daffodils clap their hands
Let the willows sing hallelujah songs
O sweetness, laughter, love and life!
A shower of confetti falls from the sky
As the concerto dips for a vinyl spin
Happy hearts take to the dance floor
With diamond smiles on each face.
O ecstasy, take me far away!
Aloof from agony and pain
Hide me inside the palm of the moon
So I can forever sing like a finch.
Copyright © Jude Chukwuemeka