Goin’ to the Party by Alabama Shakes
given to sense and taste,
Drunk Sonnet 14
by Daniel Bailey
I’M PRETTY SURE THIS ONE IS ACTUALLY FOR A MORGUE
IF HAPPINESS EVER WORKED THEN HOW—I DON’T KNOW
AND SWALLLOWING THE MEAT OF THE TRASH OF THE DIRT
by Kay Ryan
On the third day there was a wedding in Cana of Galilee. Jesus’s mother was there, and Jesus and his disciples were also invited to the celebration. When the wine ran out, Jesus’s mother said to him, “They don’t have any wine.”
Jesus replied, “What does that have to do with me? My time hasn’t come yet.”
His mother told the servers, “Do whatever he tells you.” Nearby were six stone water jars used for the Jewish cleansing ritual, each able to hold about twenty or thirty gallons.
Jesus said to the servers, “Fill the jars with water,” and they filled them to the brim. Then he told them, “Now draw some from them and take it to the headwaiter,” and they did. The headwaiter tasted the water that had become wine. He didn’t know where it came from, though the servers who had drawn the water knew.
The headwaiter called the groom and said, “Everyone serves the good wine first. They bring out the second-rate wine only when the guests are drinking freely. You kept the good wine until now.” This was the first miraculous sign that Jesus did in Cana of Galilee. He revealed his glory, and his disciples believed in him.
Funky Miracle by The Meters
by Hildegarde of Bingen
Fire of the Spirit,
Life of the lives of creatures,
Spiral of sanctity,
Bond of all natures,
Glow of charity,
Lights of clarity,
Taste of sweetness to the fallen,
Be with us and hear us.
The Lord’s Prayer
O Silent Sound,
whose shimmering music pulsates
at the heart of each and all,
Clear a space in us where thy melody
may be perceived in its purity.
Let the rhythm of thy counsel reverberate through our lives,
so that we move to the beat of justice, love, and peace.
Then, our whole being at one with thy song,
grant that the earth may be filled
with the beauty of thy voice.
Endow us with the wisdom to produce and share
what each being needs to grow and flourish,
And give us courage to embrace our shadow with emptiness,
as we embrace others in their darkness.
But let us not be captive to uncertainty,
nor cling to fruitless pursuits.
For from thee springs forth
the rhythm, the melody, and the harmony,
which restores all to balance, again and again. Ameyn.
Marry Me by Dolly Parton
Blessing and laughter and loving be ours,
the love of a great God
who names us
and holds us
while the earth turns and flowers grow
May the blessing of God – the Giver, the Gift, and the Giving,
be with us and remain with us always. Amen.