In winter say the snow-bound, “She shall come with the spring leaping upon the hills.”
And in the summer heat the reapers say,
“We have seen her dancing with the autumn leaves,
and we saw a drift of snow in her hair.”
All these things have you said of beauty,
Yet in truth you spoke not of her but of needs unsatisfied,
And beauty is not a need but an ecstasy.
It is not a mouth thirsting nor an empty hand stretched forth,
But rather a heart enflamed and a soul enchanted.
It is not the image you would see nor the song you would hear,
But rather an image you see though you close your eyes and a song you hear though you shut your ears.
It is not the sap within the furrowed bark, nor a wing attached to a claw,
But rather a garden for ever in bloom and a flock of angels for ever in flight.
The Autumn Playlist 2018
Saw You In A Dream – The Japanese House
Happy If You’re Happy – Matt and Kim
Katie Queen Of Tennessee – The Apache Relay
Olalla – Blanco White
Wavy Gravy – Okey Dokey
Swimming – Lunar Vacation
Green Mountain State – Corinna Rose and The Rusty Horse Band
Goodpain – Yoke Lore
Birds – Poor Moon
Home – Dustin O’Halloran