The Flute Player

The Flute Player... photo by Wendy Palmer

She holds the flute to her heart

filling it with her feelings ~

sometimes she fills her flute with joy ~

sometimes she fills her flute with pain.

The beat of her heart connects

with the flute ~

holding it now to her forehead

filling her flute with her thoughts.

Prayer fills her mind and the flute

uniting them as one.

She is now the flute

and the flute becomes her.

Lifting her flute to her lips

she fills the flute with her breath.

Fingers move upon the flute

creating notes and sound.

“ Creator”, she prays ~

“ Hear the pain which fills my heart.”

And the flute sends forth to the Creator

the song of her pain.

Sorrow beyond sorrow ~

grief given voice, released to the Creator.

“ Creator,” she prays ~

“ Hear the joy which fills my heart.”

And the joy dances in the notes and song,

dancing upon the wind,

and joy is celebrated with the Creator.

The Creator turns His ear

towards the prayer of his child

lifted high within the voice of the flute.

The Creator hears her prayers ~

prayers beyond words.

The flute player feels the Creator’s love

as her sorrow, grief and pain is heard.

She is wrapped in the Creator’s love

as her pain is taken deep into the Creator

and she is comforted.

The flute player feels the Creator’s love

as her joy and happiness is received.

She feels the Creator’s joy

and dances in the Creator’s heart.

They are one ~

She is the flute

and the flute is her.

Prayer beyond the limitation of words

lifted in a prayer of song.

Sharon Dvorak

June 3, 2008

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