I did not awaken the sun

I did not awaken the sun
When I thought of you
But the clouds just seemed
To clear away

I did not make the full moon shine
When I thought of you
But I did awake from my cloud
To see its brilliant light

Some things are fixed and do not change
And only the clouds of forgetfulness
Hide them from a mind
Full of anxieties and cares

Love has many jars to choose from

Love has many jars to choose from
Containing many different things
I look up at the sky and ask
What jar do I get today?
This jar is nearly empty
This jar hasn’t been opened
This jar has only animal fat
This jar has sweet gold honey

Love has many jars to choose from
Stacked up in the larder
High up on the special shelf
Are the ones for which you have to try harder
Love do you favour kings only?
Love do you favour only beauty?
Love what have I done wrong?
And how have I failed in my duty?

Song: Go into love

Go into song
Go into fire and water
Go into caves
Go into the graves of the solar system

Go into song
Go into the bellies of fishes
Go into elephants
Go into the wishes of finches

Go into song
Go into gondoliers
Go into the hammer and sickle
Go into grizzly bears

Go into song
Go into my love
Go into my lovers dreams
Go into my lovers heart

Go into love

This is a sibelius mp3 of the song

This is a music sheet PDF of song

Sweet nothings

I used to love
Sweet nothings
When the sun shone
In the fields
I used to love
Sweet nothings
When she burnt
Our swords and shields
I used to play
With sweet nothing
And we’d walk
The avenue
I tried to capture
sweet nothing
But then
Away she flew

Now in comes
The Irish band
They play
Their songs of love
I go in search
Of sweet nothing
I leave
A trail of blood
I followed her
Into a mirror of debt
And I never came out alive
Now I’m tied
To these steakhouse blues
With sweet nothing
By my side

With sweet nothing
In my ears
With sweet nothing
And so many tears
Do you despise
The proof of your eyes
The sweet nothing of your fears

I longed for sweet nothing
I believe
She might have died
Perhaps to go
To heaven
Perhaps
A place to hide
Chances come
And chances go
They dance
Around the floor
While sweet nothing fades
In morning light
And disappears too soon

We Cannot Pass Beyond This Point

We cannot pass beyond this point
Our emotions are buried in stone
We stand together on this plinth
Nakedly alone

Somewhere in the garden of a queen
Somewhere by a fountain in a park
Our type of beauty rarely seen
By visitors in the dark

We could stand here forever side-by-side
Never moving towards one another
Sculptures of two lovers with lover denied
Trapped in stone the moment we fell in love

The big storm came and a tree fell down
We are knocked over and crushed by glorious wood alive
Our pieces are packed up in a crate
And lie forgotten in a palace archive

The sculptor more experienced one day may return
And find his work forgotten in a grave
And refashion us from white marble
And proceed to remodel us and save

If that day comes may we be made flesh and blood
May we be free to embrace as we walk through the park
May we be freed from stone to fall in love
And sit by this fountain in the dark

1999

I’ll find a lover

I’ll find a lover
Full of honey
I’ll gorge myself
I’ll act a little funny
But do not worry
Going mad is good for you

These days
Like a moon landing
I’ll find a lover
I’ll scatter her dust
Into the moons empty sky

I don’t know why
Why do I die
If I offer you my wake
Would you come
With a trumpet and drum
Or shooting off a gun
To kill off all the scum

That feed that feed
On the honey I need
As I grope through death
To the lover I left
Hungry for the honey
With my animal chewed chest

It’s the old rivalry
Love in fear of death
It’s all I have left
Money does not mend
It only manages
But love makes bees
Happy

I’ll find a lover
Full of honey
I’ll fill my hands
With her sweetness
I’ll drain her mouth
Of her syrup
I’ll scoop the sunlight
Out of her hollow

Death will sit and watch
Like a beast subdued
By the music crying
Death will be crying
As it burns
Like a bush fire
Its smoke vanishing
Drifting away in the wind

Love – You Hold Out Your Hand

Love – you hold out your hand to me
Suddenly the world is blanketed in snow
Icicles hang from your fingertips and I feel cold

Love – you hold out your lips to me
Suddenly everywhere is cold and blue
Your long white dresses clink like ice
The wood of your bones creaks in the wind

Love – you look at me with your eyes
Ice frozen cages that capture the past
Hard as memorial stones
Bright as the blinding sun upon the snowfield

My heart like a tulip bulb aching to flower
Wrapped in the chains of your winter
Love – your body like a pillow of snow and ice
Love – why do you look back into the blizzard

I’ll keep buying

I’ll keep buying
Your fragrant soap
It reminds me of
My true loves skin

The kiss that I keep
That that I keep within
Is like a rose
It is like a red rose in a vase
That once were real lips

And the fragrance in the room
The fragrance in the room
That once was real skin

Fireworks were exploding

Fireworks were exploding in the darkness outside
That mirrored the empty seat between us
I removed my old hard shoes so damaged by wear and tear
But even this removal was not enough

My own weight was making me sink
My voyage through life is but one more hard shore
I pulled a tape measure out of a bright night star
It showed me the length of time
Between the food on my plate and the Arena swept clean
For the blood and bones of my love

“And you the softest of all night stars,
Light without body, how you dazzle my eyes
Your milk-white face shimmers in my soul like a jug of moonlight”.

The moonlight that night was centred in a muddy halo of colours in the sky
The clouds were smoke kicked up by the horses of the apocalypse
They had passed by behind the cloud mass and left a trail of sparks
Anyone of which could set the world ablaze

There are so many doors through your soul
So many teeth that words are cut through with

The tablecloth covered over the Grey dust of the hotel you were given as a home
Peppermint grew through the weave with the taste and smell of its delicate leaves

There under it’s scented leaves that filled the kitchen
Your eyes were soft as fresh bed linen
You were as motionless as a flytrap in the shadow of the moon

You Didn’t Make Me Jealous

You didn’t make me jealous
I understood beforehand what path I’d be put on
Like scenes from a projectionist’s slide show
They took place one by one

Click

Via your emotional spirituality
You had been in touch with your god
And then you began to stop seeing me
You even began to stop liking me

Click

You began to drive me out of your life
By shutting doors
By initiating negative plans

Click

It was granted you to do what you wanted
You took it all for granted

Click

You didn’t make me jealous
You just destroyed what little I had

Click

The complexity of our companionship was sullied
By gossip, you took further action

Click

Without explanation, without regret, without showing any feelings
You closed the doors to your heart

Critical review:
Your god has duped you
Your friends have duped you
Your heart has been duped