Jane Berry: Singing in the end

Sep 18, 2020 at 1:27 PM MDT

Singing in the end, composed by Jane Berry, August 2020, for Pro Coro Canada.


Singing In The End

Poem by Brandon Wint


All the poems carry on
hunting bits of paradise,
I fasten hope to this song, the music of my life.

And if it's coming anyway, I'll make of death a friend.
If the reaper finds me waiting, I'll be singing in the end.


This is not the end;
I still see such beauty lurking,
though I hear the bells of dirges,
I give thanks to those deserving,
press my hands to good things earthen.

Though the path is less than certain,
I stretch my hands to work with purpose, do not court the amber curtain
of my death.


And if it's coming anyway, I'll make of death a friend.
If the reaper finds me waiting, I'll be singing in the end.