A Thousand Deaths

Tonight I beg the sun not to rise

On weak knees I plead for dark skies

My heavy heart can take no more light

It mocks me with its eternal bright

Let the sky cry as I slowly die here

A thousand deaths by a thousand tears

 

~E

9.29.16

 

Starfield

Take my hand, love
come dance
with me in the starfield

I found the perfect spot
where the vacuum of space
seals us in together
in this celestial embrace
spinning in arms tight

to stay forever there
warmed by a love
without borders

just dance with me

directionless aim
our hearts broken
one in the same
unified by strife

destroyed
and reborn anew

destiny determined
in the call of stars

that echoes in our bones
a resounding shudder…

pings that will reverberate
through spacetime
until the big crunch
comes

and then with
a big bang

we live whole again

 

~ Emily Clapper

9.28.16

I Will Follow You Into The Dark

 

When I’m at a loss for words, I sing.

(DCFC is a local band from Bellingham, WA, just north of Seattle on the border with Canada)

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I Will Follow You Into The Dark ~ Death Cab For Cutie

Love of mine
Someday you will die
But I’ll be close behind
I’ll follow you into the dark

No blinding light
Or tunnels, to gates of white
Just our hands clasped so tight
Waiting for the hint of a spark
If Heaven and Hell decide that they both are satisfied
Illuminate the no’s on their vacancy signs
If there’s no one beside you when your soul embarks
Then I’ll follow you into the dark
Catholic school, as vicious as Roman rule
I got my knuckles bruised by a lady in black
I held my tongue as she told me, son
Fear is the heart of love, so I never went back
If Heaven and Hell decide that they both are satisfied
Illuminate the no’s on their vacancy signs
If there’s no one beside you when your soul embarks
Then I’ll follow you into the dark
You and me have seen everything to see
From Bangkok to Calgary
The soles of your shoes are all worn down
The time for sleep is nowIt’s nothing to cry about
Cause we’ll hold each other soon
The blackest of rooms
If Heaven and Hell decide that they both are satisfied
Illuminate the no’s on their vacancy signs
If there’s no one beside you when your soul embarks
Then I’ll follow you into the dark
I’ll follow you into the dark

Landslide

I’ve added a little spoken hello intro at the beginning.  You can hear a bit about the harmonium before I sing the song.

Feedback and questions welcome.

Namaste.

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Landslide ~ Stevie Nicks, Fleetwood Mac

I took my love and I took it down
I climbed a mountain and I turned around
And I saw my reflection in the snow-covered hills
Well, the landslide brought me down

Oh, mirror in the sky, what is love
Can the child within my heart rise above
Can I sail through the changing ocean tides
Can I handle the seasons of my life

Uh uh, uh uh, uh uh, oh

Well, I’ve been afraid of changin’
‘Cause I’ve built my life around you
But time makes you bolder
Children get older
And I’m getting older too
Well
Well, I’ve been afraid of changin’
‘Cause I’ve built my life around you
But time makes you bolder
Children get older
And I’m getting older too
Well, I’m getting older too
So take this love and take it down
Yeah, and if you climb a mountain and you turn around
And if you see my reflection in the snow-covered hills
Well, the landslide brought it down
And if you see my reflection in the snow-covered hills
Well maybe, well maybe, well maybe
A landslide will bring you down

Risk to Bloom

The passionflower passionately grew
not knowing it only had three days to bloom.

Would it still bloom if it knew?

Indeed, just as the sun rises
knowing it sets

just as the moon shines whole
before the crescent

just as the rain comes
before a drought

just as the butterfly flies
before it’s pinned

just as the heart opens
before it closes

just as life is for living
despite certain death

~ E

9.26.16