joy
green leaf
resting on window sill
tiny
brightness
newly born,
musical elephant
dazzling
coin,
occasional
fragile gust of wind
but more often
everlasting bread,
hope realized,
and duty properly done.
***
so today [we] call on you, joy.
You are
as necessary
as earth.
You warm
our hearts
like fire.

- from Ode to my Joy
by Pablo Neruda
(part of our Program)