Adnan Songbook

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I
I had a gypsy
with Indian Silver
all over her body

She had a
navel like the morning star
and eyes
like the meadows
of the sierras

She was a deer
and a trail
leading to an archetypal lake

One day the sun shone on her hair
and the forest caught fire
only the car broke down
by the curve of the road

And we slept on a hospital bed to rise again
like the Indian Rainbow

II
The sun came in
The pain went out
a window on the lone mountain

I
became
a tree decrucified
rendered
to
its roots.

2000 years of suffering redeemed
in a woman's two-days' flight
from paradise to paradise
we went with no mule
nor train
but with our hands and our eyes.