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A Song Of Living
MS (8.4.1929 / Marton, Lancashire)

A Song Of Living

Because I have loved life, I shall have no sorrow to die.
I have sent up my gladness on wings, to be lost in the blue of the sky.
I have run and leaped with the rain, I have taken the wind to my breast.
My cheeks like a drowsy child to the face of the earth I have pressed.
Because I have loved life, I shall have no sorrow to die.

I have kissed young love on the lips, I have heard his song to the end,
I have struck my hand like a seal in the loyal hand of a friend.
I have known the peace of heaven, the comfort of work done well.
I have longed for death in the darkness and risen alive out of hell.
Because I have loved life, I shall have no sorrow to die.

I gave a share of my soul to the world, when and where my course is run.
I know that another shall finish the task I surely must leave undone.
I know that no flower, nor flint was in vain on the path I trod.
As one looks on a face through a window, through life I have looked on God,
Because I have loved life, I shall have no sorrow to die.

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Comments (4)

Short but great fun and yes I bet some of them had an amazing time, Love Duncan
this haiku inspired by your lines: hippies/granny and friends talk about their/hey days
Hmmm I would like it to have been a bit longer, as the subject is a good one and there is plenty to say about it. Write me one please. hugs Jan
Exactly how many still claim they were at Woodstock: -) nice smile M