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Surrealist Lullabye

Sleep little baby,
Shutter your eyes,
so the clouds and the stars won't see in,
Close the door to the day
in the chapel of rest,
where the dreams of the waking world pray.

Catch your eyes, when they run
toward the cinnabar sun,
I'll hold them, my child,
while you sleep,
or give them wings,
your hummingbird eyes,
to bring you sweet nectar to drink.

Sleep, little baby,
and wake to your dreams,
wake to your cover of foam,
the river that carries
your bed toward the dawn
is silvered by fish, and the moon.

Your bed is the sand,
your pillow the rush
of each night-water breath
that you speak,
let my hope be your blanket,
my love keep you warm,
sleep, my dream baby, and wake.



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Oct. 16th, 2003 04:09 pm (UTC)
Oct. 16th, 2003 05:36 pm (UTC)
Very cute!

Although for some reason I end up thinking of the fishy smell that lakes have. I think it's my experiences with foam along shores. Ew.
Oct. 16th, 2003 06:21 pm (UTC)
Fair enough. My main foam experience was in 2nd grade day-camp--about once every two or three weeks the teachers would let the kids go out into this kind of woody gully, run the garden hose, and create a short-duration creek to build little dams and float bark in, which seems like a bit more hygenic, as foam goes.

That, or Paradox filling the streets with fluffy clouds of bubbles during their foam parties.
Oct. 17th, 2003 02:20 am (UTC)
ooohhh...I love it!!
Oct. 17th, 2003 01:17 pm (UTC)
Thanx (and nice to here from you :) Love your icon!)
Oct. 24th, 2003 03:43 pm (UTC)
Ooooh, I just realized what this keeps making me think of: there's this song on Tom Waits' new CD, Alice, I think it's called 'Flowers' or something like that...this just really makes me think of it for some reason
Oct. 25th, 2003 06:32 pm (UTC)
[blink, blink] Huh. You're right. It's got a lot of Tom Waits's slower pieces pacing and sorta-kinda subject matter. I hadn't heard Alice, but I do have a copy of Blood Money, which came out at the same time.
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