A poem about belonging

A poem about belonging

June 15, 2021 Off By Janneke

One sister here wrote to the other a rondeau/ rondel

A Rondel/rondeau is an eight-line song that was widely used and sung in the Middle Ages.  Another example of a rondeau is In Flanders Fields

I’m sharing this poem here with permission, but I am not allowed to mention who of the sisters wrote it. So you have to grope in the dark three times over in that regard. I share it because it has something very general in it, what can speak to all of us, as it did already to me.

Where I belong
Somewhere far away from here
Where something is the same, stays the same
Where I belong
Another country, another language
What stays the same?
Where I belong?
Somewhere far away from here, somewhere far away from here.
Where I belong,
Somewhere outside,
On the riverbank of Drava or Rhine
Where I belong
The open field, the still waters,
The murmur of the wind in the willows,
Where I belong
Somewhere outside, somewhere outside
Where I belong
Heaven and earth
The clock strikes seven. Morning Prayer
Where I belong
Morning light falls on the narrow road, over the still waters, past the willows
Heaven touches earth
Where I belong?
Heaven and earth, Heaven on earth. 
If you read this, what speaks the most to you?
Feel free to share it with a friend who understands the necessity of belonging.
Warm greetings, Janneke