the one mysterious source

the one mysterious source of joy and sorrow

is sung here – deep rivers meet

in these voices, rising

from the infinite, returning to it;

remember, remember, they sing

there is one source only for sorrow and joy.

these many voices build to one

great unity of being, what are we?

where are we going?

they call, they cry, they sing,

these voices pierce through all defence

to the smiling heart of mystery.