How can I find a way to tell you

how bright you are

how bright you are?

For I do know the precious being

the one you are

the one you are

And all the gentleness I feel

toward you

can never fill 

my heart too full

Beloved

The sky is filled

with stars for you

Oh dear one of my heart

 

When light of morning comes to wake us

and bless the earth

and bless the earth

then I will bring you cups of sunlight

to slake your thirst

to slake your thirst

And all the gentleness I feel

toward you

can never fill 

my heart too full

Beloved

the sky is filled

with stars for you

Oh dear one of my heart

 

How can I find a way to tell you

how bright you are

how bright you are?

For I do know the precious being

the one you are

the one you are

And all the gentleness I feel

toward you

can never fill 

my heart too full

Beloved

the sky is filled

with stars for you

Oh dear one of my heart

 

And we will be together always

where all is well

beyond all fear

at home in that deep place within us

where life begins

and never ends…

Written by Trudi Lee Richards, performed with Dan Buchanan at Resound Northwest, Portland, Oregon, October 2021.

Love Song
Trudi Lee Richards

Trudi Lee Richards

Trudi Lee Richards, one of the poet-bards of Silo’s Message, is the author of "Ambrosia," "Confessions of Olivia"; "On Wings of Intent, a biography of Silo"; "Soft Brushes with Death"; and "Experiences on the Threshold." Exactly two of her poems have ever been published: "Fairies of the Forest," which appeared in the Palo Alto Times "Youth Said It" column in 1957, and "The Great 21st Century Poemic," which appeared in the April 2021 edition of Global Poemic (globalpoemic.wordpress.com). She also edited and published the independent San Francisco newspaper "Human Future" from 1989-1997, and before that co-founded "La Mamelle," a '70s San Francisco arts publication. A graduate of Stanford University, she helped raise several humans from infancy, and is now enjoying their friendship. She currently lives in Portland, Oregon.