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, a poetic and musical member of the Universal Human Nation, is the author of On Wings of Intent, a biography of Silo; Soft Brushes with Death, a Jorge Espinet Primer; Confessions of Olivia, a fictional autobiography; and Fish Scribbles. She has also co-authored two books: Experiences on the Threshold and Ambrosia - Poetic Recipes/Recetas poeticas. Exactly two of her poems have been published by anyone other than her less-than-modest self: “The Great 21st Century Poemic" appeared in the April 2021 edition of Global Poemic (globalpoemic.wordpress.com); and "Fairies of the Forest" appeared in the Palo Alto Times "Youth Said It" column in 1957. In the '90s she also wrote for, edited and published an independent San Francisco newspaper, Human Future; and in the '70s she co-founded the San Francisco arts publication La Mamelle, which morphed into Art Com before it died, and whose remnants are now housed in the Stanford Archives. A graduate of Stanford University, she helped raise several humans from infancy, and is now enjoying their friendship. Currently she tends to wander between Oregon and California, enjoying the company of her beloved community of friends and family. She can more or less reliably be found at the west coast Park of Study and Reflection, outside Red Bluff in Northern California, on the third Saturday of every month.