Only Broken Waves Know the Ocean

Poetry & Lyrics

Poetry doesn’t explain but reveals.

When the night pulled back
the bedcovers
and I sat knees-up ashaking
waiting for a sign sublime
my mind looking for the time
my body athrob
with an eternal rhyme
the windows did bulge
with something unborn
something I could not name
something I could not contain

When the night pulled back
the bedcovers
and my breath was
no longer mine
and I knew
knew the supreme design
and darkness stormed my room
so blinding bright
my spine a stem
so green and blazing white
I could not help but
give the night my hand
letting it lead me
through every shadowland

When the night pulled back
the bedcovers
and I arose from
the ruins of my dreams
and inside and outside
were lovers
and exhale was inhale
I glimpsed a love that could not fail
a love that was both ocean and sail
and did cry out for
having so much
and for wanting more
and for having done
all this before
an undreaming love
deeper than my deepest fear
inviting me to give
the night my hand
until I could not help but
look through the eyes
of every face
no matter
how dark the place

Surrounded by fiery womb was I
the doors gone
the walls immensely aquiver
my mind no longer looking
for the time
new growth running wild
through my room
the windows
a shattering of light
and my whole being
did shiver
and quake
until my frame of mind
did break
and I was in body
what I was in spirit
the great night
shining wild
forever full of child