Names Are Little Labels

Music: Tabhair dom do lamh.
By Rory Dall O'Caghan.
Sequenced at the Ancient Music of Ireland.

Names are little labels that
We paste upon a sea.
Are Jack and Jill and Pat and Bill
Really you and me?

You may be Ruth or Jennifer
Or Ghali or Ahmed,
But you are more, much more than any
Word that might be said.

You are the moon and stars, the Earth,
The Universe, and more.
You dance across eternities
And sail beyond all shores.

You have within you all that is
And that shall ever be.
And yet you also are, of course,
Reiko, Ralph, and Bree.

Copyright by Nicholas Gordon. Free for personal or non-commercial use.

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