quickening

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by: Artemis Robison
uploaded: 02/26/2012
notes:
 i was following an event last week which brought artists and
scientists together to discuss creative responses to climate
change. it really got me thinking and inspired, and this is
what i came up with as one response of my own.  most of the
lyrics were lying around already...just waiting to be thrown
into a soup and cooked up...

i'm really enjoying piano lately :)

(oh, if you're curious about the event, you can read/hear
all about it at http://www.amplified10.com/tpnewcastle/ -
some very thought provoking stuff)

quickening

in quickening evolution
million things spring up
million more fall away
no time for yesterday
download an upgrade
to the DNA

it takes courage
to let go
it's a long way down
from atop a pillar
to the world below
watch it rearranging
all we know

in quickening evolution
begin to dream another way
will many minds work as one
or in isolation burn 
from ashes
to begin again

caterpillar just a worm
til she melt inside
to become a winged thing
for a moment rise to sing
fleeting toward the light

it takes courage 
to admit
we need each other to thrive
unclench a fist clasped 
round a heart
fingers loosen
unfurl a smile inside

what will come
what we choose
day to day unfolding
outside the daily news
listen and learn 
throw away
what doesn't serve
another day

to be true 
to be kind
makes humankind
rise up
simple to remember
easy to forget
moving at speed of life

poor shephards 
lost and snowblind
inches from the cottage door
love light a fire
light a fire inside

sweat inspiration 
from your pores
passion from your eyes
til you feel a pulse of light
rise up inside
realign

in quickening evolution
dig fingers into earth
sync up heartbeats 
heal what's broken
dry twig blossom   
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