Friday, March 25, 2011

friendboats

sailboats near trouville eugene-louis boudin


i've been listening to mariee sioux's release "faces in the rocks" and i came across this song.
the words are the kind of words i wish i'd written but happily they're out there regardless of how they arrived.


send some friendboats made from wood bones
for all that i have known has rowed away from this coast
and carve me a mask from the safety of their decks
and make me a dress from their masts

for i have never known such missing of that breaking water
no, i have never known such missing of that breaking water
no, i have never known
such missing of that breaking water

so when i go
please, when i am gone
when i go
please, when i am gone

then, burn me with their bows
and toss some saving golden ropes to
let us set anchor so far away from this coast
then close off this darkness with curtains of sails
and cast it forever into the chests of the whales

for i have never known such missing of that breaking water
no, i have never known such missing of that breaking water
no, i have never known
such missing of that breaking water

so when i go
please, when i am gone
when i go
please, when i am gone
then, burn me with their bows

mariee sioux "friendboats"

12 comments:

The Weaver of Grass said...

Boudin is my absolute favourite painter Steven - I have several books of his works and every picture of his I see gives me joy.

steven said...

hello weaver!!! have i ever been enjoying your posts about springtime in the dale. boudin was new to me and i'm certainly looking at more of his work for inspiration!!! steven

Pauline said...

sound and words and pictures swirl in beauty - thanks, Steven.

Dulce said...

Hey- but do not go, please do not!
Beautiful as always or even better...

Linda Sue said...

Thank you for this find! Perfect timing not in that I am going to be gone but that a friend, a sailor, recently went and this song is perfect for him. Buried at sea where he was always most at home.
He bagged his dental practice here, his pedestrian life, early on deciding that living aboard, sailing mostly around South America was how he wanted to spend his time- wise- no body would have ever guessed that his heart would quit after about fifteen years of living his dream.Thanks again, Steven! So perfect.

Reya Mellicker said...

More great music - thank you. The words are good, but hey there, the words that come through you are truly exquisite.

steven said...

i'm glad you visited and enjoyed your stay pauline! steven

steven said...

dulce - very gracious! steven

steven said...

linda sue what a story of a person - to live fifteen years inside a dream of his own creation. wow! the gifts he knew!!! i'm glad that this serendipitously connected to his flying away!!! steven

steven said...

reya thankyou . . . my own words will return. steven

Friko said...

This artist is completely new to me; she is beautiful, must be beautiful, because of her music and her voice.

Thanks, steven.

steven said...

i love and embrace newness all the time. i wish that i felt comfortable with sharing all that comes into my life in the way of newness here but it's not ready for that yet. thanks for your kind comment. steven