— Jerry Dyer
Light a candle in the alto clef.
Listen as it burns its way to the bass.
Blow gently on the flame.
Frame every instant of what you see:
align your head and heart
before you blink your eyes.
Believe just half of what you hear,
and even less of what you say.
Spin simple cotton khadi
for half an hour each day.
Don’t expect the mahdi to arrive.
Pull that middle-aged woodshed into shards.
Hammer out and straighten all the nails.
Build, rung by rung, a ladder to the moon.