The gentle imperative that begins
deep in your heart. It is the whisper
that will not let go no matter how hard
you try to ignore it. As the beating
drum of the world goes on insisting
the path we tread. Turn aside, see
before us the waters are stirred up
there is an agitation that will not give
in until we rise in answer to their cry
to catch the moment that brings to
birth a new beginning.
Written for Gŵyl Coda ym Metws-y-Coed.
Coda is a welsh word meaning ‘rise up’. It also is a term in music for the part which stands at the end and reflects on the whole piece.