Like the Sea

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LIKE THE SEA

While dreams of poetry pervade,
I spend another day away,
drifting river worn
through kingdoms come and gone.
He’ll kiss my face again today-
Make me laugh in arms that say:
Rest here for a time,
We will go gently though the night.

Oh, let me slumber.
Let my spirit fly forgiven
to mountains where you lay.
Oh, let me waken
to the softness of your body.
I will hold you,
I will hold you
like the Sea.

I give him what I can, for lack
of knowing how to kiss a man
when snow and skin rekindling
is everything but you.
I remember how your face so close,
your breath upon my lashes spoke:
Too long before the tides revoke-
quiet while we dream.

Oh, let me slumber.
Let my spirit fly forgiven
to mountains where you lay.
Oh, let me waken
to the softness of your body.
I will hold you,
I will hold you
like the Sea.

Did you know?
Did you ask your busy mind
for permission to stay a while?
Did you think
safe in slumber, safe in silence,
we’d find freedom where we met
with folded wings?

And though you go
to take the sword and wield it for
the waking of the world,
I give my word,
as water deep and pure:
I will quench the blade
in forge of flame.
Remember what we are.
We are children wise
to the rising of tides.
And so I cried for breaking stride
in loosing of the heart.
Still, I’ll walk by your side
to help bear the light-
A woman tall,
a woman strong enough
to hold her own for now.
And so I say
In simple ways:

I can not cease my journeying
for hopes that you eventually
may catch the latent winds
that blow you open, wide open.
From friendship close, and vantage far,
I tell you now, and speak no more.
The Aspens dear, are rustling,
listen carefully:
Love is here for you.
Love is here for you.
Love is here for you.

Now go!
And let me slumber.
Let me spirit fly forgiven
to the mountains where you lay.
And oh, let me waken
to the softness of your body.
I will hold you,
I will hold you
like the Sea.

credits

from Waterkeeper, released March 30, 2010
Ariella Daly - Piano, vocals
Brittany Haas - Fiddle

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Ariella Daly Nevada City

Ariella Daly eats pie for breakfast. She prefers parasols to umbrellas. When she wants to dream, she sleeps inside a rickety old grand piano. She became a musician because someone told her once, it is important to water your heart. This is what she does now. ... more

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