Sunday, January 01, 2006

open the sky




open the sky

carrying ashes
in corridors of time between
the gold light shadows wander

where are you now?

in the mist
there was a mountainside departing
where dancing in the pew
a child chants
tip toe tip toe tip toe
& a son wept waiting

at the edge of the foothills
in a glass stained hallway
a weary night comes
bringing no rest
no sleep
just an uneasy truce

the black bag
heavy single strap
weighs the shoulder
a temporary station
on a life long journey
towards immortality

where will you go?

you shall be home soon
soon south of the loon cry
follow the calling geese

open the sky

(calgary airport12/27/05)


I Shall Be Released
Bob Dylan


They say everything can be replaced
They say every distance is not near
So I remember every face
Of every man who put me here.

I see my light come shining
From the west unto the east
Any day now, any day now,
I shall be released.

They say every man needs protection
They say every man must fall
So I swear I see my reflection
Someplace so high above this wall.

I see my light come shining
from the west unto the east
Any day now, any day now,
I shall be released.

Standing next to me in this lonely crowd
Is a man who swears he's not to blame
All day long I hear him shout so loud
Crying out that he was framed.

I see my light come shining
from the west unto the east
Any day now, any day now,
I shall be released.

:: note :: . . . these words have been a solace during many times as they are again . . .