Week 330 // The Stillness of the Earth

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At the foot of the highest climb
is there part of you that’s clinging to the ground?

Who needs to peer into far off lands?
Who needs to know the way the sky is wrapped around?

On the gust of a springtime breeze is a snowflake
And there’s plenty more to come

But I’ll be climbing for a long long way
Until the Earth and air have opened into one

Waiting for the storm to call
The stillness of the Earth

Waiting for the storm to call
The stillness of the Earth

I’ve seen the moon, It’s a shining thing
And so is love, and the clouds don’t cover that

I’ve seen the sky, it’s a wide wide world
I’m saying so is my love when I see her smiling back

And in a season we’ll break this curse
With an artifact uncovered from the Earth

So for a season we’ll look far and wide
Uncover everything before us as we search

Waiting for the storm to call
The stillness of the Earth

Waiting for the storm to call
The stillness of the Earth

Notes
This song rolled off the tip of my tongue just the way it is. I opened my mouth, and out it came. I regarded it for a few moments, and I put it into the computer for all of you to listen to. Songs like that are a little tricky for me to write about. It’s kind of like writing about a song you’ve only heard once. Can you be sure of what you heard? We’ve got themes of struggle and forces greater than ourselves. We’ve got nature and love. We’ve got storms and stillness. We’ve got searching, and we’ve got the future. What does that all add up to? Listen, and let me know what you hear.

~M.E.

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One thought on “Week 330 // The Stillness of the Earth

  1. You say listen and let you know what we hear. It’s a transition song, and a good one. The full moon and the nor’easter blowing up the coast may also be in the mix! Sounds like you waiting for something outside of you to push a change. It is a great song and good poetry.

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