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week 658 ~ in a blaze of light

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in a blaze of light
rest expectantly
all things will be right

freedom’s within sight
look ahead you’ll see
in a blaze of light

what you’ve missed the blight
recedes breathe freely
all things will be right

damaged by our plight
seeking recovery
in a blaze of light

blindsided by flight
at times still shaky
all things will be right

the future shines bright
in a blaze of light
all things will be right

Written by mairmusic

June 14, 2021 at 2:54 pm

Posted in June, villanelle

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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 257 ~ something’s cracked the toxins come oozing out

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something’s cracked the toxins come oozing out
I wonder if it’s like an oil change
where all the sludgy brain matter and strange
ideas will drain into a pit (I doubt
it) and I’ll be refilled with a sunny
disposition no longer the kind of
person who would doubt that happiness love
and contentment were created for me
I watch the full moon its light leaking fast
be eclipsed then reborn in a red glow
from nearly nothing and I want to know
when is my fill-up coming and if past
sins have been atoned for will I now dream
of life more beautiful than it would seem

originally written in Rio 2007, revised

Written by mairmusic

September 18, 2013 at 9:53 am

week 190 ~ it was the pain in my heart that drew me

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it was the pain in my heart that drew me
to the music and Rio something stayed
in me then plucked the vulnerability
I could never share and then there I played
my way back to life saudade time will
hold lost happiness so open the door
back past the tears for joy departed still
shines brightly from what can return no more
then there I was transformed not tragically
dispossessed but found there in that city
of beauty and violence there personally
invited back to see beyond pity
the light of laughing dreams I made it through
to find once more that skies can become blue

saudade [saow-dah’-zhay] – is a Brazilian term, quite untranslatable, for one’s joy, tinged with longing and sadness, remembering happy events and people past that will not return.

Written by mairmusic

June 1, 2012 at 12:14 pm

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week 91~ you cannot change the time and place

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you cannot change the time and place
when you will have got over it
waiting it out’s the tricky bit
no magic thinking can erase
the pain that you look in the face
every morning or the hole where
your heart used to be like a prayer
at the alter of cast off crumbs
the road under my tires hums
driving away from what’s not there

Written by mairmusic

July 14, 2010 at 12:39 pm

Posted in decima, July

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