“A Silent Bird, A Raging Tide, A Mountainside, An Open Door”

LyricKoan 3 Blossom


The Baker’s Beat “Lyric-Koan” feature highlights a lyric from the previous night’s show and encourages readers to ponder it’s meaning during the day as a meditative exercise, using the Japanese calligraphy visual if desired.


“A silent bird
A raging tide a mountainside
An open door
Looming from the surf
A whispered word
A steady wind as we began
And then no more
To close in on the earth”
(from “End of Session”, lyrics by Tom Marshall circa 1998)