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week 487 ~ an incantation for spring

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an incantation for spring
wait in anticipation
‘til winter banished birds sing

teeter on faith desiring
days of warmth blue skies and sun
an incantation for spring

weeks turn to months lingering
cold distracts all hopes undone
‘til winter banished birds sing

songs that catch our ear ending
snow’s silent insulation
an incantation for spring

holding on ready to fling
windows wide still frustration
‘til winter banished birds sing

we see them in our dreams wing
their way north our fixation
an incantation for spring
‘til winter banished birds sing

Written by mairmusic

February 7, 2018 at 7:34 pm

week 325 ~ if you would still believe

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me.325if you would still believe
in things you cannot see
there’s no room to deceive

here on this new year’s eve
as fortunes interweave
if you would still believe

 in all you can conceive
in all you long to be
there’s no room to deceive

 last year’s transgressions leave
with Iemanja sail free
if you would still believe

 in grace in a reprieve
to live on happily
there’s no room to deceive

 give heinous doubt the heave
trust in January
if you would still believe
there’s no room to deceive

Written by mairmusic

January 1, 2015 at 11:47 am

week 259 ~ I make a wooden carving of my heart


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me.259I make a wooden carving of my heart
and hang it where some passing saint might take
notice and grant beneficence no part
of me should doubt divine wisdom will make
its broken pieces somehow fit again
how can there be faith that will not falter
fé não costuma faihar for human
dignity’s brave persistence to alter
fate can I join these pilgrims humbly walk
velhas ruas do Rio believing
in second chances a time to unlock
the road ahead and place my offering
on the alter of instinct as I fall
to grace wrapped in the wonder of it all

fé não costuma faihar – faith that will not falter, is written on an exhibit description at the Edson Folk Museum and the words struck me when I saw them this week. They are also the second line in the chorus of Gilberto Gil’s Andar com Fé, (Walking with Faith) a beautiful Bahian MPB song from 1982.

velhas ruas do Rio – old streets of Rio.

Written by mairmusic

September 29, 2013 at 12:04 pm

week 243 ~ the lines on the palm of my hand

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me.243the lines on the palm of my hand
show a pathway leading ahead
indelibly writ why instead
do I hang here in limbo and
equivocate falling to land
unsure of the right direction
unexpected intersection
of faith and deceit derail me
careening off course dangerously
I search for a benediction

Written by mairmusic

June 8, 2013 at 11:31 am

week 198 ~ catch a moment and hold it in your hand

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catch a moment and hold it in your hand
this isn’t something everyone could do
and though things haven’t work out as you planned
you’ve had the fortitude to see them through
the glass may be half empty or half full
but does it really matter now you’re here
loss doesn’t have gravitational pull
so leave it on the shore don’t draw it near
your boat is ready now it’s time to go
you’re ready too though you can’t quite believe
that’s true you can’t deny it either so
take a deep breath and bet on your reprieve
it seems the whole world is singing you on
look around once push off it’s time you’re gone

Written by mairmusic

July 26, 2012 at 5:17 pm

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