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  1. A Crystal Rim

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A CRYSTAL RIM

The Earth lifts its glass
to the sun
and light pours in

A bird comes and sits
on the crystal rim
and from my forest cave
I hear singing…

An emerald bird rises from within me
and sits
on the crystal glass

I have left that dark cave forever
my body is blending with his

Now I lay out my wing
as a bridge to you

So you may join us
singing…

The Earth lifts its glass
to the sun
and light pours in

The Earth lifts its glass
to the sun
and light pours in

“A Crystal Rim”, adapted from the poem by the same name in the Penguin publication The Gift: Poems by Hafiz, © 1999 by Daniel Ladinsky, and used with permission.


Brian Campbell: music, lyrical adaptation, guitar, voice
Jeff Deeprose: violin
Leesa Mackey: backup vocalist
Martin Bennett: recording, arrangements, virtual instruments. Recorded at Studio Loco, Montreal
Photo: Brian Campbell