Silent Song

“Silent Song,” Friend, Oct. 1972, inside front cover

Silent Song

Do you know of a song without words

And without a tune to hear?

A song that is just a feeling—

A bright melody sweet and clear?

I have a silent singing song

That lies deep inside of me.

I feel it when I look upon

Our scarlet maple tree.

I feel it when I see a gull

Fly high in the autumn sky,

Or when I see white milkweed seeds

Float free as their pods are dry.

I feel the lilting melody

When all earth’s autumn face

Is filled with soft warm color,

And beauty is every place.

Perhaps the song is happiness—

Perhaps it’s made of love

And thankfulness for autumn joy

And all blessings from above.