Archive for June, 2009

Ocean Gypsy

June 30, 2009

selene and endymion too

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Endymion & Selene

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Tried to take it all away
And learn her freedom just inside a day
And find her soul
To find their fears allayed

Tried to make her love their own
They took her love they left her there
They gave her nothing back
That she would want to own

Gold and silver rings and stones
Dances slowly of the moon
No-one else can know
She stands alone

Sleeping dreams will reach for her
She cannot say the words they need
She knows she’s alone
And she is free

Chorus:

Ocean gypsy of the moon
The sun has made a thousand nights
For you to hold
Ocean gypsy where are you
The shadows followed by the stars
Have turned to gold, turned to gold

Then she met a hollow soul
Filled him with her light
And was consoled she was the moon
And he, the sun was gold

Eyes were blinded with his light
The sun she gave
Reflected back the night
The moon was waning
Almost out of sight

Softly ocean gypsy calls
Silence holds the stars awhile
They smile sadly
For her where she falls

Just the time before the dawn
The sea is hushed
The ocean calls her
Day has taken her and now she’s gone

Repeat chorus

No-one noticed when she died
Ocean gypsy shackled to the tide
The ebbing waves were turning
Spreading wide

Something gone within her eyes
Her fingers lifeless stroke the sand
Her battered soul was lost
She was abandoned

Silken threads like wings still shine
Winds take pleasure still make patterns
In her lovely hair
So dark and fine

Stands on high beneath the seas
Cries no more
Her tears have dried
Oceans weep for her the ocean sighs

Repeat chorus

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“Refuge of the Roads”

June 28, 2009

Refuge_of_the_Road

The summer after our son graduated high school, we hosted a brother and sister from Spain, Fernando and Amparo.  Actually, Amparo stayed with another host family.  But it seemed that, as evening fell, most of the exchange students gravitated toward our house.

We had the music house, with a living room full of musical instruments and musicians.

That’s how I ended up with Fernando.  He was the youngest and I had a piano.

He loved to play for me, especially Chopin.

I spent a lot of time looking after his needs and driving him around.

The strange thing was that even when it was just the two of us, he’d always sit in the back seat.

I used to joke about that Beatles song.  You know, “Baby, you can drive my car!  Yes, I’m gonna be a star!”

Anyway, he really seemed to enjoy having me drive him around.

Every once in a while I’d glance at the rear-view mirror and get a glimpse of him groovin’ to the sounds in my car.

And he especially loved this album.

Oh, and he loved playing crazy eights!

playing piano

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Brother, Where Are You?

June 27, 2009

brother where are you

A small boy walked down a city street
And hope was in his eyes
As he searched the faces of the people he’d meet
Or one he could recognize

Brother, where are you?
They said you came this way
Brother, where are you?
They said you came this way

(looking for a soul brother all around him)
(looking for a soul brother all around him)

The eyes of the people who passed him by
Were cold and as hard as stone
The poor boy whimpered and began to cry
Because he was all alone

Brother, where are you?
They said you came this way, yeah
Brother, where are you?
They said you came this way

(looking for a soul brother all around him)
(looking for a soul brother all around him)

Now there are many
Who will swear it’s true
That brother all we are
And yet it seems there are very few
Who will answer a brother’s call

Brother, where are you?
They said you came this way, yeah
Brother, where are you?
They said you came this way

(solo)

Now there are many
Who will swear it’s true
That brother all we are
And yet it seems there are so few
Who will answer a brother’s call

Brother, where are you?
They said you came this way, yeah
Brother, where are you?
They told me you came this way

They said you came this way,
Said you came this way
I know you came this way

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rewind realization

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brother where are you too

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We’ve got to get ourselves back to the garden

June 25, 2009

fall of lucifer

“The Fall of Lucifer” by Athena Leonti

“Lady of the Island”

Holding you close undisturbed before a fire
The pressure in my chest when you breathe in my ear
We both knew this would happen when you first appeared
My lady of the island

The brownness of your body in the fireglow
Except the places where the sun refused to go
Our bodies were a perfect fit in afterglow we lay
My lady of the island

Letting myself wander through the world inside your eyes
You know I’d like to stay here until every tear runs dry
Do, do, do, do, do, do, do …
My lady of the island

Wrapped around each other in the peeping sun
Beams of sunshine light the stage the red light’s on
I never want to finish what I’ve just begun with you
My lady of the island

bethel

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We are stardust
We are golden
And we've got to get ourselves
Back to the garden

Urgent! Emergency!

June 24, 2009

APTOPIX Mideast Iran Election

Dictionary:

adjective
  1. فوری
  2. مبرم
  3. ضروری
  4. اصرار کننده
  5. فشاراور
  6. مصرانه

“I’m Gonna Win”

Another dark night, in the city
And my prospects lookin’ thin
The survival, of the fittest
Is the law, in the world that I live in

I was not born, to be a fighter
But now’s the time I have to learn
To keep my head, above the water
Gotta play with fire, but not get burned

I gotta stand up, I gotta face it
Don’t want to lose it
I want to taste it while it’s hot
Don’t want to waste it, I need it so bad

I’m gonna win, yeah
I’m gonna win
You see it’s a matter of pride
Deep down inside
I’m gonna win, yeah
I’m gonna win

I got no time, to sit and wonder
I got myself, to reckon with
Yeah and life won’t drag me under
Even if it takes, all I have to give
I’ll give it all

I gotta stand up, I gotta face it
Don’t want to lose it
Ooh I want to taste it while it’s hot
Don’t want to waste it, my mind’s made up

I’m gonna win
I’m gonna win
I tell you, see when it comes down to the crunch
I’ve gotta beat life to the punch
I’m gonna win
Somehow I know I’m gonna win
You know
I’ve got to fight to stay alive
Kick it in to overdrive
I’m gonna win, ooh, ooh, ooh
I’m gonna win

I’m gonna win
I’m gonna win
You see it’s a matter of pride
Deep down inside
I’m gonna win
Gonna win, gonna win
Ooh, I’ll pay the price
Gonna win
No more Mr. Nice
Gonna win
Hey, just watch me roll the dice
I’m gonna win, win, win
I’m gonna win, win, gonna win
I’m gonna win
I know I’m gonna win

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Tears for Joy

June 22, 2009

tears for joy

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If we lived in a world without tears
How would bruises find
The face to lie upon
How would scars find skin
To etch themselves into
How would broken find the bones

If we lived in a world without tears
How would heartbeats
Know when to stop
How would blood know
Which body to flow outside of
How would bullets find the guns

If we lived in a world without tears
How would misery know
Which back door to walk through
How would trouble know
Which mind to live inside of
How would sorrow find a home

If we lived in a world without tears
How would bruises find
The face to lie upon
How would scars find skin
To etch themselves into
How would broken find the bones

If we lived in a world without tears
How would bruises find
The face to lie upon
How would scars find skin
To etch themselves into
How would broken find the bones

How would broken find the bones
How would broken find the bones

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Ode to Neda

June 21, 2009

rose-garden-of-martyrs

Thanks to Troy

She was a beauty
She was a lark
A beautiful songbird
Shot through the heart

A heart is so big
A life is so grand
When dying for freedom
In the homeland

Neda, the sweet
Voice of
Iran
Now soars above
And sings like a swan

Little songbird
Fly away
And smile on us mortals
While we stay

Neda, the sweet
Voice of her land
Her beauty lives on
For her soul is so grand

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A disturbing video showing a young woman purportedly shot in the streets of Tehran is becoming a rallying symbol for opponents of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

It is one of many images and video posted on the Internet that seem to show the violence of today’s crackdown in the capital, where police and pro-government militiamen fired tear gas and water cannons at stone-throwing demonstrators protesting a disputed election.

It is not possible to verify the authenticity of these images, but they have been uploaded repeatedly on YouTube, Facebook and other sites.

A copy of the video was also emailed to The Times. It seems to show a woman lying in the street with blood spurting from her chest. A man leans over, trying to stop the bleeding with his hands.

The footage, which can be viewed on YouTube, is extremely graphic. The identity of the woman could not be independently confirmed. But she is referred to on Twitter as Neda.

“#Neda: You are the VOICE of the people. You are a call to FREEDOM…..rip,” readd one of the many tweets about her apparent slaying.

CNN reports that pictures of the woman are appearing on posters in Tehran and she is being hailed as a martyr. The network broadcast an excerpt of the video with the face of the woman blurred out.

Iranian Americans also downloaded the video and used it to make posters, which were held up at a demonstration today outside the Federal Building in Westwood.

there’s a word I can’t remember and a feeling I cannot escape

June 19, 2009

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I’ve been to Cassadaga North and South.  Now that’s a whole ‘nother story!

Lilydale, New York – Town of Spiritualists

Lilydale is the largest spiritualist community in the world. Spirtualism is a religion in which people believe they can communicate with spirits. Lilydale is full of “mediums”, although some call themselves “psychics”. You can receive a reading almost any time of the week.

It is south of the Dunkirk/Fredonia area and north of Jamestown.

(Bill and I went to school in Fredonia.)

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I Always Take Bessie’s Advice

June 17, 2009

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Genesis

June 15, 2009

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`Mermaid`

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