October 16th, 2006

Bowie1

"Come and See"

There's an island hidden in the sound
Lapping currents lay your boat aground
Affix your barb and bayonet
The curlews carve their arabesques
And sorrow fills the silence all around
Come and see

There's a harbour lost within the reeds
A jetty caught in overhanging trees
Among the bones of cormorants
No boot-mark here nor fingerprint
The rivers roll down to a soundless sea
Come and see
Come and see

The tides will come and go witnessed by no waking eye
The willows mark the wind
And all we know for sure amidst this fading light
We'll not go home again
Come and see
Come and see

In the lowlands, nestled in the heath
A briar-cradle rocks it's babe to sleep
Its contents watched by Sycorax and Patagon in parrallax
A foretold rumbling sounds below the deep
Come and see
Come and see

The tides will come and go witnessed by no waking eye
The willows mark the wind
And all we know for sure amidst this fading light
We'll not go home again
Come and see
Come and see
Come and see


— The Decemberists, "Come and See" (The Crane Wife)
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Moansday

Not much good that can be said for today. A sickly grey sky that spat rain on and off all afternoon, my office like an icebox, etc. & etc.

"The Ammonite Violin (Murder Ballad No. 4)" is starting to look like a breach delivery. I managed only 331 words yesterday, and tossed them all out this morning. Then I tossed out the first 223 words from today. I stopped and read Angela Carter's "The Company of Wolves" and "The Snow Child," just trying to clear my mind and find focus, then went back to the iBook and did another 460+ words, 460 plus or minus a couple hundred because there was so much revising of what I'd written back on Friday and Saturday. I'm hoping I can finish it tomorrow or by Wednesday at the very latest.
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