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Poetry In Music

Hey there, bloggers. Long time no post . . . I mean, sorry that I haven’t been posting as much as I’d like to the past few weeks.  Life has been muy loco.wpid-mahatma-gandhi-wallpaper.jpg

Last week, my dear husband introduced me to this band, Thrice, and the song, Words In The Water. I fell in literary love with it because the lyrics fits with what I am writing so perfectly and you all know how I depend on music during my creative process.

Writers, you’ll love this one!

wpid-even-if-you-are-a__quotes-by-mahatma-gandhi-73.pngAnd I cannot be the only one. And since I found this song so inspiring, I thought I’d give all of my faithful readers a chance to hear it as well. So, go on, take a listen!

wpid-robert-downey-jr-wait.gifHere it is: one of the most poetic and lovely songs I have heard in a long time.

Standing knee-deep in cold water, swiftly moving
Somehow I knew I lost something

Waiting waist-deep I saw a book there, in the river
Waiting for me to find it there
I tried to read it, neck deep, treading water
The tide pulled me out to sea

Then with water in my eyes
The words began to rise from their place
They were beautiful and dread
I reached for them and fed on each phrase
They were honey on my lips
Then a bitter twist in my side
I knew they’d lay me in my grave
“Is there no one who could save me?” I cried

Sinking down deep through cold water and heavy silence
Shadows stirring in the gloom
What things lay sleeping down deep in the darkness?
Woke then to find me in my tomb

Then with water in my eyes
The words began to rise from their place
They were beautiful and dread
I reached for them and fed on each phrase
They were honey on my lips
Then a bitter twist in my side
I knew they’d lay me in my grave
“Is there no one who could save me?” I cried

And when I lost all hope to look
Someone took that heavy book from my hands
All it’s weight they set aside
After they had satisfied it’s demands
I felt white and black reverse
And the lifting of a curse from my heart
Then like one receiving sight
I beheld a brilliant light in the dark

If you’re one of those strange people who doesn’t like the lyrics to this song . . . well, then, just know . . . wpid-cruise.gif

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