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A STAY AT THE WHISPERING PINES

by Paul Bishop — September 2, 2006

(For A & A)

A long winding road
That curls ’round gentle hills
Of St. Remy, New York
In the gorgeous Catskills

The Whispering Pines stand tall and fine
A soft sussuration speaking to their kind
The gentle breeze
The rocks, the trees
And birds to sleep with ease

Over the house the trees stand and guard
Silent sentinels of the nature-filled yard
While music flows
Its skirling goes
Long after day’s close

Fire-maned goddess in forest-green gown
And hippophile sage with pony-tail brown
With voice, whistle, guitar
Harp, bodhran, mandolin
Welcome you warmly when you come in

Hospitality of the most generous kind
Music for the soul, pease for the mind
Rest for the weary
From a world well-roamed
Another place that I can call “Home:

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This Love

THIS LOVE

By Paul Bishop – 2006

I did not expect this love
I was wrapped up in my lonely doubt
Busy planning a life alone
Intimacy drying up in a desert drought

But then came the rains
Washing over my parched soul
Drops of love drunk up by my spirit
As if I’d never been whole

This love, my heart thunders
This love, pure and fine
This love, source of wonders
This love that wants mine

I Love You

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