we dance the circles of the years,
the circles of the seasons
within the circles of the years,
the cycles of the moon,
within the circles of the seasons,
the circles of our reasons
within the cycles of the moon.
Again, again we come and go,
changed, changing. Hands
join, unjoin in love and fear,
grief and joy. The circles turn,
each giving into each, into all.
Only music keeps us here,
In the hold of hands and eyes
we turn in pairs, that joining
joining each to all again.
out of the sunlight gone
into the darker circles of return,
Within the circles of our lives..."
- Wendell Berry