Lost in the forest

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Lost in the forest, I broke off a dark twig
and lifted its whisper to my thirsty lips:
maybe it was the voice of the rain crying,
a cracked bell, or a torn heart.

Something from far off it seemed
deep and secret to me, hidden by the earth,
a shout muffled by huge autumns,
by the moist half-open darkness of the leaves.

Wakening from the dreaming forest there, the hazel-sprig
sang under my tongue, its drifting fragrance
climbed up through my conscious mind

as if suddenly the roots I had left behind
cried out to me, the land I had lost with my childhood—
and I stopped, wounded by the wandering scent.

(Pablo Neruda)

 

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View from above

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Feels like I’m runnin in circles inside my mind.
Somethin is driving me deeply to keep all this time.
So many places to linger, but I forge ahead.
One road behind me leads to comfort and safety.
One road ahead could be my very best friend.

But the view from above is hard to believe
when you’re driving uphill on a one way street.
It’s a drag to keep movin
when only assumin the view from above,
the view from above.

Showing severe dehydration, my body’s fried.
Thought I was on a vacation, not in a fight.
I know my charted direction and I walk straight
off of the path I know I ought to be walkin.
Until I get there I’ll be keepin the Faith.

But the view from above is hard to believe
when you’re driving uphill on a one way street.
It’s a drag to keep movin
when only assumin the view from above,
the view from above.

Give in to anxiety, experience the worst/
Gravity’s objective is to dominate the score.
Some of us are strong enough to overcome the force.
We will climb this mountain and together we will soar
to the view from above.

Woah, the view from above is hard to believe
but the outcome is worth the shortage of sleep.
The moment you see it you know why you need it.

The view from above

(Scott McIntyre)

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Wild is the wind

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Love me, love me, love me, love me, say you do
Let me fly away with you
For my love is like the wind, and wild is the wind
Wild is the wind
Give me more than one caress, satisfy this hungriness
Let the wind blow through your heart
For wild is the wind, wild is the wind
You touch me, I hear the sound of mandolins
You kiss me
With your kiss my life begins
You’re spring to me, all things to me
Don’t you know, you’re life itself!
Like the leaf clings to the tree,
Oh, my darling, cling to me
For we’re like creatures of the wind, wild is the wind
Wild is the wind
You touch me, I hear the sound of mandolins
You kiss me
With your kiss my life begins
You’re spring to me, all things to me
Don’t you know, you’re life itself!
Like the leaf clings to the tree,
Oh, my darling, cling to me
For we’re like creatures in the wind, and wild is the wind
(David Bowie)

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Life is more fun if you just let the wind carry you.

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Sometimes in the wind of change we find our true direction.