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SEND OFF THE DAY

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 Anonymous
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This is a collaborative piece that I wrote with a mate Tim Bishop from the RCC centre at Redfern - I hope you like it.
https://soundcloud.com/maureen-clifford-1/send-off-the-day-by-tim-bishop

Send Off the Day ... a collaboration between Tim Bishop and Maureen Clifford

I send off the day with the welcoming fire
inviting the night to be taking me higher
burning away all that went wrong
and saving some pieces a place and a song,
calming myself I open my mind
to a new day, a new night and what I will find.

I send off the day with a wave and a smile
and thankful I am for the hours that beguile
with laughter and love and good neighbours, good cheer
Give thanks for good health and another blessed year.
Calming myself as I open my mind
and give praise for blessings so freely consigned.

I send off the day as the daylight expires
inviting the night to be taking me higher
enjoying time far from the maddening throng
and saving some pieces, a place and a song
recalling the joy.  Wishing peace to mankind
a new day, a new night, and what I will find.

And what will we find as a new day is dawning?
As night time retreats and we welcome the morning
When moon and the stars beat retreat from the sky
and birdsong breaks forth and the sun ventures high.
We’ll discover that life brings its own awards sweet
a friendship costs nothing but makes life complete.

I send off the day with the welcoming fire
inviting the night to be taking me higher
with laughter and love and good neighbours, good cheer
Give thanks for good health and another blessed year.

 
Posted : 29/06/2016 5:40 pm
carda11
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Gidday Maureen.
                        Very nice poem... Can hear this being the making of a great song.

Cheers,
Harry.

 
Posted : 29/06/2016 7:19 pm
Laurie Meintjes
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yea, i agree harry.  love the repetitions

 
Posted : 30/06/2016 10:51 pm
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Thanks Harry and Therese  ;D  Tim himself is a muso - not sure if he planned doing anything with this one  http://www.timbishop.com.au/his-spirit-flies-live/

Tim is a very talented young bloke.

 
Posted : 30/06/2016 11:04 pm
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Good on you Heather - our little feathered mates do need a bit of extra help in the cold weather.  You have just reminded me to go fill up my bird feeder as well.

 
Posted : 30/06/2016 11:05 pm
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