Allan Gilliland: How good will it feel
How good will it feel, composed by Allan Gilliland, August 2020, for Pro Coro Canada
Poem by Jemma Hicken
How good will it feel when time gusts around us once again To listen to the wind
To turn our stiff selves inside out
And notice where we bend
How good will it feel when I am right side up and outside in When abstract
Hardens to concrete
And I still scrape my knees
When the stillness feels like respite And the quiet tastes like honey
By then, we will have noticed the small things we love We will have picked up the smoothest pebbles From the quiet beach down the road
And stuffed them in our pockets.
We’ll find them later
On a lunch break
Or an airplane
When the stillness feels like respite And the quiet tastes like honey And time gusts around us once again.