I sang a song
That no one heard,
But it was sweet music to me;
It had all my little pleasures
And all the pains there could be.
Its words were my story,
Its music all my feelings,
Its rhythm was from the heart,
Its rendering, the soul’s dealings.
A smooth breeze went by as I sang,
And I thought I heard it whisper,
Then I realized she took my song along,
To sing to faraway lands and to the river.
The river gurgled, and it was my song again,
The ocean rumbled, and there too I heard it;
And when it rained, the pitter-patter
Sounded just like the rhythm I sang.
No one heard my song,
But there it was – everywhere;
It was sweet music to me then,
And sweeter still it is, now.