Poem for peace in many voices

Calm came clear
of cloud
early one morning                          Calm come clear
before things started                      of cloud

Calm came at noon                         Calm come
A cardinal perched                         clear
on black bough                                of cloud
in blazing sun.

Calm came at night                        Calm come clear
stretching as cats do,                     of cloud
constant stretch and change.

Forsythia brightened                     Calm come clear
as the house slept.                          of cloud

Now calm come                              Now calm come
in the face of                                         clear of
brawl                                                cloud