I ... entered the poem of life, whose purpose is ... simply to witness the beauties of the world, to discover the many forms that love can take. (Barabara Blackman in 'Glass After Glass')

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3 April 2015

Sea, Land and Sky

The sea is my mother, the womb of my heart.
The land is my father, my perfect support.
The sky is my roof, and my walls as well.
They all make my home, wherein I dwell.

They are my companions, always with me.
They help me to live, they allow me to be.
They contain me, yet with them I can be free.
They are my companions, always with me.

The sea is my feeling, the truth of my heart.
The land is my body, which gives me support.
The sky is my mind, whose thoughts serve me well.
They all make the person, where spirit shall dwell.

They are my companions, always with me.
They help me to live, they allow me to be.
They contain me, yet with them I can be free.
They are my companions, always with me.

For Poems in April, in 'imaginary garden with real toads', today's prompt is to compose song lyrics. At the same time, for a course I am doing, I was reflecting on land, sea and sky, and the two things came together.


21 comments:

  1. To me this is accompanied by a guitar and sung in a kind of folksy style, but I was very impressed with it. as soon as I started reading I got the music in my head! Great write!

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    1. Yes, I think you're absolutely right about the sort of music that would suit this. Feel free to compose! :)

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  2. I really like the verses listing the connection felt between writer and the natural elements. The repetition carries the melody through.

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  3. We are excited and can hardly wait to hear the song...

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  4. What a marvelous melody! Well done.

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  5. Excellent, I can almost hear it as a spoken word chant, a Judy Collins folk song, or a lost Purity Ring lyric.

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  6. A real lilt to this, and a deep sense of connection to the natural world. Couldn't agree more.

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    1. Ah, the course I am doing is within a tradition of hedge witchery. :)

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  7. Nice, Rosemary. I sang along and found it almost to be a hymn. My favorite line was the repeated. "They are my companions, always with me." I think a piano would be fine..
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    1. It certainly has sacred meaning for me, Jim. :)

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  8. This is wonderful. The imagery is so sweeping and spacious....would be lovely set to music!

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  9. Incredibly beautiful and inspiring lyrics ~~~

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  10. So beautiful..It leaves me feeling peaceful. I can definitely hear it sung to the accompaniment of an acoustic guitar.

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  11. Lovely lyrics, I love the companionship of the sea, land and sky ~

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  12. A wonderful lilt and sweetness here. Thanks, Rosemary! k. (Manicddaily)

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  13. I heard this in Rod Mckuen's voice, nice Rosemary

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  14. Better companions would be hard to find! Thanks for writing and sharing your lyric with us, Rosemary!

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  15. I too think a guitar perhaps--lots of fun Rosemary!

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  16. Lovely! Lyrical song or chant--an invocation during ritual--it has that kind of power.

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  17. a real sense of place here ~

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  18. Exquisite! So utterly charming... love it!
    xoxo

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