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Ice Meadows


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verse:

In the first meadow of snow i slept

next to a dreamer who passed on a dream

in the second meadow of ice i slept

as a mime artist mimed a childs death

 

chorus:

in the third meadow of graves i laid

as the music of a carousel played

infants with burning palms and faces

held up there burning crosses

 

verse:

in a fifth meadow of sun and moonlight

it was half day and half night the artist

mimed death and dumb he had one palm

against the moon the other against the sun

 

 

chorus:

in the third meadow of graves i laid

as the music of a carousel played

infants with burning palms and faces

held up there burning crosses

 

bridge

infants passed through me offering psalms

saw each death in the flames of my burning palms

the artist held up a mirror i saw infants make

a boat out of the fire of the sun i watched

them sail away to future births

 

verse:

chained between the sun and moon i wept

the bloody dreams of strangers frozen

with snows of hell i heard phantom voices

tell a story about a stolen manger

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A truly Goth anthem- And a beautiful piece- nice work...

 

DC&J

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Don't know why, perhaps it's the seasonal feel of the poem , but it reminds me of a Kate Rusby song called "Wandering Soul". It has a memorable chorus: "We'll sing to the morning/ We'll sing till the bells they sound/ We'll sing till the wandering soul returns." Benjamin

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