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Tracy Spuehler: Music

Hummingbird

(a KCRW favorite, and one that is near and dear to my heart)

We all gathered round

To put you in the ground

And say a thing or two

Celebrating you

 

With sun on my neck

We headed to the deck

Then someone said your name

And a hummingbird came

 

It came so silently

A whisper from the tree

And as we stopped to stare

It felt like you were there

 

Now the flowers grow so high

As days and weeks pass by

 

This might sound absurd

But the hummingbird

Had a red-headed mane

So we called it Jane

 

And as we made a fuss

It stared right back at us

Could hardly see itʼs wings

Doing the hummingbird thing

 

Hummingbird

Could you have heard

Hummingbird

Every single word

Hummingbird

I hope you heard

Hummingbird

Every single word

 

For a moment there

It hung right in mid-air

As if all time and space

Had left without a trace

 

Then it leaned in for a treat

Of purple flowers so sweet

And when the time was right

It carried on itʼs flight

 

We all gathered round...