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.... steps to the children's moon

The other day i had a visit from a flickr friend to one of my most recent postings, under which he placed the lyrics to this song and a thank you…. I have never heared this piece of music before and was very moved by the lyrics and flow… I just have to share it with you….

Boy With a Moon and Star on his Head.
Cat Stevens

A gardener’s daughter stopped me on my way, on the day I was
to wed.
“It is you who I wish to share my body with”, she said.
“We’ll find a dry place under the sky with a flower for a bed.
And for my joy, I will give you a boy with a moon and
star on his head.”
Her silver hair flowed in the air, laying waves across the sun.
Her hands were like the white sands, and her eyes had
diamonds on.
We left the road and headed up to the top of the
Whisper Wood.
And we walked ’till we came to where the holy magnolia stood.
And there we laid cool in the shade singing songs and
making love…
With the naked earth beneath us and the universe above.
The time was late, my wedding wouldn’t wait; I was sad but
I had to go.
So while she was asleep, I kissed her cheek for cheerio.
The wedding took place and people came from many
miles around.
There was plenty merriment, cider and wine did abound.
But out of all that I recall, I remembered the girl I met.
‘Cause she had given me something that my heart could not
A year had passed and everything was just as it was a year
As if it were a year before…
Until the gift that someone left, a basket by my door.
And in there lay the fairest little baby crying to be fed;
I got down on my knees and kissed the moon and star on
his head.
As years went by the boy grew high and the village looked
on in awe.
They’d never seen anything like the boy with the moon and
star before.
And people would ride from far and wide just to seek the
word he spread.
I’ll tell you everything I’ve learned, and Love is all…he said.


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