Allan Gilliland: How good will it feel

Sep 16, 2020 at 1:12 PM MDT

How good will it feel, composed by Allan Gilliland, August 2020, for Pro Coro Canada


Like Honey

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.