A Leaf From The Tree of Songs

By Adam Christianson

When harpers once in wooden hall
A shining chord would strike
Their songs like arrows pierced the soul
Of great and low alike

Aglow by hearth and candleflame
From burning branch ot ember
The mist of all their music sang
As if to ask in wonder

Is there a moment quite as keen
Or memory as bright
As light and fire and music sweet
To warm the winter’s night?




*I do know there’s a typo in the first stanza, but I noticed it too late to edit it. For those who did not notice it, the third line should say ‘my’ where the ‘your’ is… other than that, I’m pretty happy with it.

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