The Nightengale of the East

The Nightengale of the East 
by Joel S. Goldsmith

Amidst the flowering plants of a garden in Egypt sat a nightingale of great beauty.
Its soaring song filled the Oasis with lilting melody.
Its song was a coo of love;
A message of peace from out the heart of the Infinite, 
Stilling the waves of a world of sense.

Knows thou, O Bird, of the peace that fares forth with thy song?
Knows thou of the strife that is stilled by the melody from thy throat?
Nay, the nightingale knows naught of the power of its song
And less of the unrest that is quieted by its sound.

So should ye be as the song of God pours forth from you,
The willing carrier of the divine message,
Yet unaware of the power of your being
And still less aware of the troubled ears ye quiet with your melody of love.