Life's clarion call, and Manu Dibango
Glorious gift of body and mind,
may I never take them for granted.
Even when I wish to trade or flee,
may I find reverence for reverie.
Veil of phospholipid bi-layer
contains a bioelectric universe.
swaying through treetops
Dance with secret sensual power.
On butterfly wings
and whale song
life whispers it's clarion call:
"Embodiment is temporary,
but life is infinite.
Participation is mandatory,
but understanding is optional."
For all my consternation and argument,
the cosmos has yet to ask me to leave.
(New Bell - Manu Dibango)