Ivo Couric ~ Touch of lightness

Ivo Coric ~ Touch of lightness

For the traveler …

Did you see the sky through me
tonight, carbon blues and clouds like ropes
of wool behind a fringe of branches,
great combs of black stilling in their sap,
stiffening with winter. I like to imagine
love can pull your essence like red thread
through the cold needle of my life now
without you. I was just driving home
from the grocery store and looking up
over the roofs, I remembered once when
I was overthrowing my thoughts
for doubts you said, I know how to love you
because I hitchhiked, and it was never the same sky twice.
Now, I hear you say, this music is like wind
moving through itself to wind, intricate
as the chimes of light splintering into
everything while glowing more whole.
It is nothing like those dusty chords
on your radio, each an ego
of forced air, heavy with the smells
of onions, mushrooms, sage and rain.
Drink it in, you say, those corded clouds
and throaty vocals. You will miss all this
when you become the changing.

Did You See the Sky
by Rachel Jamison Webster

Slave To Love by Bryan Ferry

Tell her I’ll be waiting
In the usual place
With the tired and weary
There’s no escape
To need a woman
You’ve got to know
How the strong get weak
And the rich get poor

Slave to love.
Slave to love.

You’re running with me
Don’t touch the ground
We’re restless hearted
Not the chained and bound
The sky is burning
A sea of flame
Though your world is changing
I will be the same

Slave to love.
Slave to love.
Slave to love.
Slave to love.
No I can’t escape
I’m a slave to love

The storm is breaking
Or so it seems
We’re too young to reason
Too grown up to dream
Now spring is turning
Your face to mine
I can hear your laughter
I can see your smile

Slave to love.
Slave to love.
Slave to love.
Slave to love.
No I can’t escape
I’m a slave to love