Monday, February 3, 2014

ever returning themes

I hope to
never quit dreaming
watch wild ponies run
sleep in the open
greet morning sun
cast pebbles on water
embrace heron's flight
betwixt & between
tall buildings of life

september, 2013


Someday my baby, when I am a man, 
and others have taught me the best that they can 
they'll sell me a suit they’ll cut off my hair 
and send me to work in tall buildings 
So it's goodbye to the sunshine 
goodbye to the dew 
goodbye to the flowers 
and goodbye to you 
I'm off to the subway 
I must not be late 
I’m going to work in tall buildings 
When I’m retired 
My life is my own 
I made all the payments 
it's time to go home 
and wonder what happened 
betwixt and between 
when I went to work in tall buildings 
~Music & Lyrics: John Hartford

We learned to be so graceful
Watching wild horses running
And from those agile angels
We knew the tide was turning
For we watched as on the skyway
The herons circled slowly
While we mere mortals watched them fly
Our sleepless eyes grew heavy

Cast a pebble on the water
Watch the ripples gently spreading
Tiny daughter of the Camargue
We were meant to be together
We were made for one another
In a time it takes to grow up
If only we were old enough
Then they might leave us both alone

So take my hand in your hand
Say it's great to be alive
No one's going to find us
No matter how they try
No one's going to find us
It's wonderful so wild beneath the sky

Sleeping in the open
See the shadows softly moving
Take a train towards the southlands
Our time was never better
We shall pass the sights of splendor
On the door of a new life
It had to happen soon I guess
Whether it is wrong or it is right

~Lyrics: Bernie Taupin
~Music: Elton John

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