i believe in holy language,
maker of heaven & earth; &
in all its blesséd children
giving voice to the world with its
sacred pain & wonder; & in words
for the heart with its endless
imaginings & satisfactions; &
in the sacred silence of tao,
origin of all.

i believe in the verity of light;
the immortal seasons of passion;
the feathery, flying roots of the
soul; the resurrection of the
body in every breath;
& life, hollering life,