Daniel Brick

Gold Star - 87,840 Points (June 10,1947 / St. Paul MN)

A Song Of Heaven And Earth - Poem by Daniel Brick

A Prayer-Poem for Anna,
daughter of Emma and Angel

Dear Anna,
because people no longer listen
to the morning and evening concerts
of song birds, we have lost a glory
the was once shining in the world.
There was a time when whole villages
awoke before dawn. Families and friends
clustered below a wide opened window
and listened to the birds' carillon.
Some even went outside, wrapped in robes
and blankets, and sat close together
and watched the birds swooping overhead
until they settled on branches to sing.
People and birds were bonded in the sight
of God and His angels... But things change,
passions weaken, and most people found sleep
sweeter than song. A glory passed away from the earth.

The birds then put their faith in children.
They knew that children must develop
a very tough skin to live a human life.
So they began to sing songs which touched
their hearts before they were hardened.
Oh, how wondrously birds sing within
the hearing of children! And, hovering above
them in the Middle Heaven, the Angels are present...

Dear child, I will tell you a great secret:
Angels and Birds are cousins - It's true.
Some even believe birds taught angels
how to fly, that cannot be true. But they
surely taught them to sing! And for ages,
the songs children sing joyously on earth
the angels repeat in heaven. There is always
a column of song raised by children, then raised
higher by birds and then even higher by angels.
Finally, this song enters the perfect
silence of the highest heaven and reaches the hearing
of the Lord God, the Creator and Protector of the Universe,
who loves the angels and the birds and the children.
With equal fervor His Love unifies earth and heaven. Amen.

Topic(s) of this poem: prayer, songs of life


Comments about A Song Of Heaven And Earth by Daniel Brick

  • Roseann Shawiak (11/8/2018 2:25:00 PM)

    Daniel, this is absolutely wonderful, the imagery and your explanation is so pure and beautiful, enjoyed this song totally! ! A perfect song of nature and children, all of humanity needs to come back to this natural way of life.
    If possible would give an infinite number of 10''s! !
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  • Bharati NayakBharati Nayak (11/8/2018 8:56:00 AM)

    Hearts of children are most innocent...........Their words and utterances are most pure- - - They touch our heart like a beautiful song - - -as natural and as sweet of birds' song and lift our spirit so as to take us on the wings of angels to a divine experience. (Report)Reply

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  • Bharati NayakBharati Nayak (11/8/2018 8:54:00 AM)

    And for ages,
    the songs children sing joyously on earth
    the angels repeat in heaven. There is always
    a column of song raised by children, then raised
    higher by birds and then even higher by angels.
    Finally, this song enters the perfect
    silence of the highest heaven- - - - -
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  • Dylan Chris (11/6/2018 11:16:00 PM)

    Read Psalm 105: 2
    Sing to him, sing praise to him; tell of all his wonderful acts.
    This Biblical verse has come into my mind after reading your great poem oh dear great poet Daniel.
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  • Dylan Chris (11/6/2018 11:13:00 PM)

    Any song which is sung for God is great. Just recently I have read a poem titled, God Is Supreme Majesty, of a great Indian poet named Kumarmani Mahakul. Now I am made fortunate by both of you. I am hearing your deeply motivational song dear Daniel. All creatures including birds are children of God. God, the Creator and Protector of the Universe unifies love with Earth and us. A timely treasured great worth poem you have written. (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Poem Edited: Tuesday, November 6, 2018


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