Peter Hammill - I Once Wrote Some Poems (chords)


From: ofirz@eng.tau.ac.il (Zwebner Ofir)
Date: 4 Mar 1996 09:42:11 GMT

I ONCE WROTE SOME POEMS 
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By Peter Hammill
From _Fool's Mate_ (1971)


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I once wrote some poems of stillness and silence,
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standing by rivers of reflected light:
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my thoughts were on being loved and yet unloved, too -
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I surrendered to the warmth of the night.
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 		And now I feel like dying,
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  		and if the water were still here, it would
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				hold me close.


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I once wrote a poem while walking on gravestones,
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as cobbles, rain and tear lashed down my face....
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I then felt my whole world was fading
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as memories jostled and fell into place.
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		And now I feel like dying,
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		and the pain of old fires still burns.


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I never wrote poems when I bit my knuckles
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and Death started slipping into my mouth...
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but that was really a long time ago,
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and I'm not writing poems now.
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		And though I don't feel quite like dying,
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		there is something deep inside me
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				softly crying.
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                And though I don't feel quite like dying
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                there is something deep inside me softly....

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