painted love

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if you depict a bird

then give her room to fly

and if she’ll not come back to you

then do not ever cry

for in the sky she soars

one day you might just see

how happily she flies so wild

above the moors so free

if you should care to hark

into the wind so fleet

perhaps you’ll hear upon the breeze

her song so soft and sweet

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a tenet of Japanese sumi-e painting:

if you depict a bird – give it space to fly

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One day I thought that I’d found love

but could not hold it tight

the hardest thing I ever did

was to let that love take flight

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I watch an object falling:

it falls away to nought

and the only thing that’s left behind

is the figment of a thought

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I saw then how you fell from me

and I fell right into space

the only thing I could keep in mind

was the vision of your face

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Then one day you came back to me –

walked right into my heart

now our love will be forever true

and we shall never part

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Let me lift you to the heights

and watch you pale the sun

and compare your beauty with the moon

when our day is done

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