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Unfolding:

Easing the Journey Through Shadow & Light

  • Dawn

May I Suggest? May I Suggest to You?

Here's a current favorite song--one that delights my poetic self, and brings tears, or at least a lump in the throat, every time I hear it, or even read the words.


Poignant, full of hope, it is Susan Werner's song, "May I Suggest"--with flowing rhymes, repetition, and a simple, powerful message, held and carried by a simple, powerful tune.


I've included a link below to her performance of the song at the Philly Folk Festival in 2010.


May I Suggest


May I suggest,

May I suggest to you, May I suggest this is the best part of your life. May I suggest

This time is blessed for you, This time is blessed and shining almost blinding bright. Just turn your head,

And you'll begin to see The thousand reasons that were just beyond your sight. The reasons why,

Why I suggest to you, Why I suggest this is the best part of your life.



There is a world

That's been addressed to you, Addressed to you,

intended only for your eyes. It's a secret world,

Like a treasure chest to you, Of private scenes and brilliant dreams that mesmerize. A tender lover's smile,

A tiny baby's hands, The million stars that fill the turning sky at night. And I suggest,

Yes I suggest to you, Yes I suggest this is the best part of your life.



There is a hope

That's been expressed in you. It's the hope of seven generations, maybe more. And this is the faith,

That they invest in you, It's that you'll do one better than was done before. And inside you know,

Inside you understand, Inside you know what's yours to finally set right. And I suggest,

Yes I suggest to you, Yes I suggest this is the best part of your life.





This is a song,

Comes from the west to you. Comes from the west, comes from the slowly setting sun. This is a song

With a request of you, To see how very short the endless days will run. And when they're gone,

And when the dark descends, Oh we'd give anything for one more hour of light. And I suggest this is the best part of your life.



Hopefully the ads won't come with it.


Until next time,

Dawn



Photo credits:

Susan Werner, SusanWerner.com/photos

Dandelion, Denise Johnson, unSplash

Golden grasses, Johnny McClung, unSplash

Child on beach, Arya Preditya, unSplash

Trail, Eugene Golovesov, unSplash

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