Song for Persephone

Seasons come and go, like the wind
On high
Maybe this time you can stay here
If you will
Nothing is ever assured, I fear, but the
Changing seasons
The world will turn and all my love
Will follow
In revolutions

The sun once set far below the earth
Out of sight
And there it met the moon and thought
What a delight
Is the sun any different, no matter where
It may be
Will the moon still find it as they turn
Somewhere out
In the galaxy

So stay here, alas, my sweetest love
Dear Persephone
No matter how the spring may call
Never leave
Your mother says that I’m no good
That may be
But I’ll love you no matter the seasons
So please stay
Dear Persephone

Song of the Hearth

We won’t take the long way ’round
The mountain high, singing in the sky
I’ll dance and shake my cares away
And plow right through with all the grace
Of a rhino on the savanna

So look above, and look below
Don’t worry what it is you know
The snow is piling up outside
So take a shovel, leave your pride
Get outside, start shoveling

The fire’s got me on the mend
If only it could lend me a friend
A single spark would do me good
But I think the fire will sit
And keep on muttering

Now I find the day is at an end
My wishes haven’t been fulfilled
But it’s okay, I’ll sleep for now
And wake up in the morning loud
Wishing, always wishing

Song of Patient Waiting

What does it take, my dear?
For your fear to melt away
I’m waiting for the break of day
And now you’ve gone and left me

Why do you cry, my dear?
Eyes wet with tears, you fade
And everything that we’ve made
Is slowly lost to bad memories

I wrote you a song, my dear
Hope is mere days from now
I’ve told myself, because I’m down
Ever since you left your honeybee

So listen close to me, my dear
I’ll sing you this soft poetry
And hope that you’ll return to me
By the end of the lonely night

I wish I only knew, my dear
Why you’ve up and gone away
And filled my heart with dismay
While winter eats my frozen soul

So listen close to me, my dear
I’ll sing you this soft poetry
And hope that you’ll return to me
By the end of this lonely season

Song of Mirrors

A nightmare, indeed
Skies that bleed scarlet
Tell stories so heartless lest
The night stars best know
Where we all go in the end
No need to pretend

So come what may
If these demons delay me
I’ll fight with deadly ardor
None will see the door peering
In darkness yet leering within
To gaze on my sin

Reflect it all back
No longer just black thoughts
Fine threads each caught together
And scattered to the aether winds
The voice does not rescind life
It ends all strife

Song of Fire

Eager to anticipate
Each fickle breath to raze
Hunger I can’t satiate
The wind is on the wane
Let me loose to create
Don’t send me torrid rain
Red fire can never wait
For fuel to set ablaze

The wind is blowing now
Unleash the power true
The heat will speak of how
The air is just a tool
So spread and never bow
Fire is not a fool
With this, our eternal vow
We’ll burn the world anew

Song of Unity

The petals fly over the ocean
The flowers are bright on the land
What powers did once divide them
With great strength and also soft hands

I once wrote a song for the sailors
A ditty that spoke of the sea
They told me they sang it in storms
And it filled their hearts with great peace

I once wrote a song for the merchants
A tune that spun tales of far lands
They told me it gave them nightmares
But the journeys were never bland

I will write a song about both things
One that inspires every soul
So tell me what to write, and I will
A song that makes everything whole

Song of Mercy

Mercy
Mercy hold me now
I missed the mark
What’s do be done
When the archer’s shot
‘Round target passes
But another shot taken
May find the mark

So mercy,
Mercy hold me now
I wait for impact
And a bloody dawn
Time has frozen
So that this moment
Is perhaps the longest
I have ever known

Mercy now

Mercy…

Song of Lost Sunrise

Wind, wind
Course and blow
Bring us, bring us
Cold and snow

What soon makes even strong boughs break
Will shake the world beneath its wake
Though come morning, these eyes will close
Where we go, the priest says he knows
But I keep my doubt deep in my heart
From life I’d wish to not now depart

Wonder, wonder
Til’ the dawn
Wander, wander
Hung and drawn

Song of Regret

Queen of the icy realm
Would you be mine?
If I won your heart
With dulcet rhyme?

I may be young, and full of hope
Lost in streams of snow
But the love I offer is of the sun
Beckoning life to grow

No, a love-struck fool
Seeking bitter fruits
Beware the burning heart
Poisoning nature’s roots

Now I’m old, and bitter as frost
Like the fruit I tasted
If only I’d know, and chosen wisely
Life is not to be wasted

Song of Remembrance

I walked this morning to the gallows
My father there awaited me
He told me, son, that graves are shallow
The moon is gone, though still she calls my name

So tread ye’ not in darkest hollows
For she is there and knows your pain
Beware the day, beware what follows
Obscuring fog and shrouding rain

The sun is hanging ever higher
The shadows grow as daylight wanes
The hangman’s noose has stole my father
And gilded green with shades of gray

Now day is gone, and spring is over
A silent world where memory fades
Sleep ye’ well as the snow falls
Slumber deep, and sing my name

I walked this morning to the gallows
Where long ago my father hung
In bare earth, his body swallowed
To sing my song once more to his grave