4.28.2010

we deserve to know light.


From the top of the flight
Of the wide, white stairs
Through the rest of my life
Do you wait for me there

There's a bell in my ears
There's a wide white roar
Drop a bell down the stairs
Hear it fall forevermore

Drop a bell off of the dock
Blot it out in the sea
Drowning mute as a rock;
Sounding mutiny

I wasn't born of a whistle or milked from a thistle at twilight
No, I was all horns and thorns, sprung out fully formed, knock-kneed and upright
So, enough of this terror
We deserve to know light
And grow evermore lighter and lighter
You would have seen me through
But I could not undo
that desire
desire
desire

-from sawdust and diamonds by joanna newsom

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