Variations on Herrick
I sing of blessings, misery, pain,
peace, celebration, maggoty butter,
frosty evenings, gypsies, God,
protection, Hallelujah, America.
Who I sing to? Those who judge,
those who listen, those in awe.
When I sing? All day long.
Everywhere, immersed in song.
Why I sing? Because I must.
Without my song,
my soul would crush.