Changéd have I been since the dawn of the year
These new thoughts, these new words, have changéd me.
From “I will obey the spirit” to “cried like a
Baby” to “tomorrow tomorrow” indeed
Have changéd me, my soul, my thoughts, my heart.
Augustine strengthened me, Luther open’d mine eyes,
Mill resounded in me, Dante showed me
How not to get fried. Bright green wings seem things
To be made aright. New sounds now leave me
Wanting more, only to be reminded
That time is passing. My crookéd heart has been
Open’d, my desire for truth grows in my mind.
Eternity have I glimps’d in these walls.
I’ll love this world while this deep river runs on.