Monday, May 21, 2007

DISCOVERY

I was doing my shopping run yesterday morning at the local Freddies. Happened by the ubiquitous display of cut rate CD's. Which I usually avoid like the plague, don't know what made me stop for a look and found (in my opinon) a small treasure. A three disc set of the late John Denver's work. Just loaded with stuff I'd never really run across. This is one of them.

Spirit

His spirit joined and so was formed
ten thousand years ago
between the Swan and Hercules
where even dark clouds glow
To live with grace
to ride the swell
to yet be strong of will
to love the wind
to learn its song
an empty space to fill

Apollo taught me to rhyme
Orpheus taught me to play
Andromeda casts down her sign
And Vega lights my way

Smoke rings in the galaxy
an endless flight through time
Lyra gave her harp to him
and left him free to climb
A winter's journey from the moon
to reach the summer sun
to rise again
to sing for you
a song that's yet unsung

Apollo taught me to rhyme
Orpheus taught me to play
Andromeda casts down her sign
And Vega lights my way

His spirit joined and so was formed
ten thousand years ago
between the Swan and Hercules
where even dark clouds glow
To live with grace
to ride the swell
to yet be strong of will
to love the wind
to learn its song
an empty space to fill

Imagine being taught the music of the universe by the gods and singing with the starlight. To be a bard in the richest sense of the word.

And I finally have a copy of his marvelous 'Calypso.' Well, I all ready had a copy on vinyl but I'm too lazy to dig it out and I can put this copy on my computer. :-) Actually I'm doing my best to blast my eardrums into a better incarnation at the momet. I've loved that song since the first time I heard it.

1 comment:

tenyearnap said...

I loved John Denver when I was a little kid. Then I heard Black Sabbath and it was all over for Johnny...hahaha. --Cin