Thursday, February 23, 2017

The Poet: Edward Hirsch, "I Was Never Able To Pray"

"I Was Never Able To Pray"

"Wheel me down to the shore 
where the lighthouse was abandoned 
and the moon tolls in the rafters.
Let me hear the wind paging through the trees
and see the stars flaring out, one by one, 
like the forgotten faces of the dead.
I was never able to pray, 
but let me inscribe my name 
in the book of waves
and then stare into the dome 
of a sky that never ends 
and see my voice sail into the night."

- Edward Hirsch

"Well the sun is surely sinking down, but the moon is slowly rising.
So this old world must still be spinning round, and I still love you.

So close your eyes, you can close your eyes, it's all right.
I don't know no love songs, and I can't sing the blues anymore.
But I can sing this song, and you can sing this song, when I'm gone.

It won't be long before another day, we gonna have a good time.
And no one's gonna take that time away. You can stay as long as you like.

So close your eyes, you can close your eyes, it's all right.
I don't know no love songs, and I can't sing the blues anymore.
But I can sing this song, and you can sing this song, when I'm gone."

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