winterskins and phantoms

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a song about the north pole.


the ice floes in my veins
lodged upon the shore.
the howling wind surrounds me,
the souls who came before.

ghosts tied to my fingers,
haunting all i touch.
the white blinds all around me,
with each ghastly gust.

which ghost is worse?
which ghost is worse?

the auroras overhead,
set the sky aglow,
soft sheets of shifting colors,
reflected on the snow.

but the show does end and the light fades fast,
the darkness spreads out thick,
swallowed in obscurity,
swirling oil slick.

you dive below.
you dive below.

the gulls hover effortlessly,
as though strung from strings.
the insulated isolation
from all other living things.

the midnight winter spirits cry,
their wails freeze completely.
their weeping would not chill me,
if they sang half as sweetly

as you,
the night of the crescent moon,
songs sung to toes,
downturned eyes, half closed.

i will not forget you,
and the way you look tonight
and my heart beats so
that i can hardly speak right.

no, you’ll never be more alone
than you are right here.
you’ll never be more alone
than you are right now.


from the hoursongs, track released March 24, 2012



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swarbles Winterport, Maine

The musical endeavors of one Maria Gocze, Maine dwelling friend of winged things, who sang before she spoke. Also one of those Secret Acorns (!

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