The Way to Look at Life Is Upside Down

Music: Miss Noble.
By Turlough O'Carolan. Sequenced at
Ancient Music of Ireland.

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The way to look at life is upside down,
Head rolled to shoulder, chin to sky:
Inside heaven, buried folk all snug,
Rodents burrowing upwards, tunnels dug
Towards the stars, and brambles high
Yodeling where dipsy leaffish drown.

Everything presses up: The feisty crown
Interred as toes sunk deep in a grassy rug,
Green nimbus, awaiting orders to fly;
Hawks circling below, the sun a shrug
To reason us towards where things rightside lie.

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