Sunday, July 24, 2016

Of Breath And Bone

I was about to name this post or at least a part of it as "for tonight". After a second thought I said to myself, "Oh, no, not just for tonight, yet for any powerful night!" Since I've heard the first sounds of Be'lakor's songs, I simply can not skip it when I see its name on YouTube's Recommended list...

Now it is up to you to listen to their songs and albums, and to listen to them again; again and again...

Here are some of the lyrics picked up from the album Of Breath And Bone (2012).

Her finger to my lips,
I am stilled in an instant —
I sip, and am numbed
From here the path winds backwards
I swallow forgotten words
To gain what was lost
And lost what was gained
Until neither is real
Behind my head, her hands hold no weight
Ills that never truly mend
Breath which seldom draws in ease
Pulses often miss their step
Somatic ever in disease
Of sprawl and flame
From nothing it came
The gap between us tears apart
Impel our end
Layers surge and strip away
Cast into nought
Distance loses meaning
As the breath becomes the fire
Gone are fibres; gone are thoughts
...But vapours in the pyre
Yet as the sun began to sink
He seemed to sense, he seemed to think
That soon his brother might appear
From somewhere close, from somewhere near
Convinced this was his brother's fate,
Above his corpse, he sat... to wait

The dream and the waking
Ending together
Understanding then
It had not mattered, ever

Fifteen times the leaves had shorn,
Trod by boy and beast
Kith and kin to fare him well
The youngling parted east
The sixteenth leaves began to fall
Indifferent, they withstood
Now, a man with nothing left
He turned back for the woods
By Moon And Star

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