Christine from Abbey of the Arts is back from pilgrimage and has another Poetry Party for us!  This time she has a beautiful image (used below with persmission) and a line from a poem by Jack Gilbert.  (Links and more information available at her blog.) 

in the still and dark of night
I stand motionless
beneath stars that do
not seem to move either
and listen
listen to the sorrows of my life,
the hopes in my heart;
and listen
for the sounds of life ongoing,
for the harmony that never ends
for the music quietly playing on.

written 8-28-08