Heaven Is a Hollow in the Heart

Music: Concerto for 2 Oboes in F Major Op9 no3, 2 Adagio.
By Tomaso Albinoni. Performed by the Advent Orchestra at the Free Music Archive
under an Attribution - Share Alike license.

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Heaven is a hollow in the heart,
A little mountain valley fringed by tears,
Pure wilderness, untouched by craft or art,
Pure yearning, undiluted by the years.
Yes, we all have lessons to unlearn,
Having holidays in which to find
Occasional occasions to return,
Leaving burned-out fantasies behind.
Inherent in us all remains the child,
Deep beneath the layers of our lives,
A bit of hope too dear to be defiled,
Yet wandering in an Eden, lost and wild,
Self within the self that self revives.

Copyright by Nicholas Gordon

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