song 26

a.
Sail and neversink.
The lyrics of pure water
Euador. Peru
Down the mountain the river came running,
Hand in hand with Virgo
Washing sapphire to the sea
Musical Maryology
Laughter you can hear a block away
Pine Barrens. Turtle Mountain
The swimmer’s shiny chain
Charming sapphire to the pulse

b.
A gathering of lions. House of lions.
Pride of lions, a pride of water,
Muscled family in unit motion, or
Dressing the river’s dreadlocks.
Virgo. Teacher. Sardonyx.
Water to cook with, levity leaven.
Idea at seed, addressing the need and
Nature never did reject the heart that loves her.

How to get to you?
By growing old, by sevens,
By Rousseau leopard, by Johnny Apple, by seed,
By confessing to need.
Hey, hey Zeus – you and I know
That for all the world and it’s water
I will only ever get halfway to the daughter.
Research is trauma suffered by insight
And the work that endures despite.
Give me
Clean water, ample apple food.

c.
Listen
The whole valley fills up with it
Her radio station: an Airstream in the desert

Down the mountain the water comes running
Hand in hand with Virgo, washing sapphire to the sea
Musical martyrology
Like an apple tree

d.
Hand in hand running with gravity
All the way through
Serious levity
Logic of water, the book of its words
Hydrology

Lyric in pursuit
Like soul
Like water
Seeks the center
Under single spiritual control
Doesn’t know but to pursue the sole, solitary meaning
Still and spinning
The center, here, drop to presence:
That much nearer heaven

e.
The river
Collapsible speech
River is a swimmer
How to talk to you?
By growing old, by sevens,
By pride of lions,
By Johnny Apple, by seed,
By confessing need down
What the water left and where the water leads
Thine

Katherine Pryde
Or Kitty is a character
From X-men
Who could levitate and
Walk through walls
Based on a girl named Julia
She changed her
Name to Shadowcat
Seek Education, Explore, Discover

f.
Swartzel Drive.
Florence, Marvin, Dindall.
Point O Woods. Middletown North High.
Broad yards, full trees.
Old Soul, halfway done,
Loved to research, loved to learn –
Julia is a swimmer.
Hand over hand,
Running with gravity,
The seriousness of levity
In hunt for the center,
Like water
She will find a way.

g.
Apple tree. Dreadlock
A giggle you hear a block away
Pine Barrens. Turtle Mountain
Water book, laughter index
Virgo. Teacher. Sardonyx
Hydrology
Pride of lions, a pride of water,
Muscled family in unit motion,
Gathering at the sea

h.
Her radio station is in an airstream in the desert at the equator

“Arise, my darling, my beautiful one, come with me
The winter is past; the rains are over and done. See flowers
Appear on the earth and the season of singing has come,
The cooing of doves is heard in rolling drum
The fig tree forms its early fruit; the vine spreads fragrance
You have stolen my heart with one glance
Of your eyes, one jewel of your necklace
Compline. Supine
Rousseau’s leopard. Sapphire sign

Let him read to me in the banquet hall, and let his banner over me be love
Strengthen me with raisins, refresh me with apples; I am faint with love

prime
Down the mountain the river came running
Hand in hand with Virgo
Washing sapphire to the sea
Musical Maryology
Laughter you can hear a block away
Pine Barrens. Turtle Mountain
The swimmer’s shiny chain
Charming sapphire to the pulse

Pine Barrens.
Turtle Mountain
Pride of lions, a pride of water
Muscled family in unit motion, or
Dressing the river’s dreadlocks
Virgo. Teacher. Sardonyx
How to get to you?
By growing old, by sevens
By Shadowcat, by Johnny Apple, by seed
By confessing to need

Listen
The whole valley fills up with it
Her radio station: an Airstream in the desert

Arise, my darling, my beautiful one
The winter is past; the rains are done
Flowers break through; here the songs come
The cooing of doves in rolling drum
The fig drops; vines wind fragrance
You have stolen my heart with one glance
Of your eyes, one jewel of your necklace

Compline. Supine
Rousseau’s leopard. Sapphire sign

Let him read to me in the banquet hall, and let his banner over me be love
Strengthen me with raisin cakes, refresh me with apples; I am faint with love

Be with me as
I am with you.

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