Tuesday, April 26

Rows and floes of angel hair
And ice cream castles in the air
And feather canyons everywhere
I’ve looked at clouds that way

But now they only block the sun
They rain and snow on everyone
So many things I would have done
But clouds got in my way

I’ve looked at clouds from both sides now
From up and down, and still somehow
It’s cloud illusions I recall
I really don’t know clouds at all

Moons and junes and ferris wheels
The dizzy dancing way you feel
As every fairy tale comes real
I’ve looked at love that way

But now it’s just another show
You leave them laughing when you go
And if you care, don’t let them know
Don’t give yourself away

I’ve looked at love from both sides now
From give and take, and still somehow
It’s love’s illusions I recall
I really don’t know love at all

Tears and fears and feeling proud
To say I love you right out loud
Dreams and schemes and circus crowds
I’ve looked at life that way

But now old friends are acting strange
They shake their heads, they say I’ve changed
Well something’s lost, but something’s gained
In living every day

I’ve looked at life from both sides now
From win and lose and still somehow
It’s life’s illusions I recall
I really don’t know life at all


JP said...

My mum used to sing me this song when I was little. I never realised it was by Joni Mitchell until a year or two back. Funny the things songs put you in mind of.

draco said...

pretty much pretty.

reeferjournal said...

joni mitchell ? i was about to congratulate you on a lovely poem. good i didn't.

JP said...

You can still congratulate Joni. And the universe.

reeferjournal said...

happy birthday to you
happy birthday to you
happy birthday dear murphy
happy birthday to you

You were born in the zoo
you were born in the zoo
all the monkeys and donkeys
are related to you

Happy Birthday child. May your knives be forever sharp and your wit forever nasty.

JP said...

Hippo birdies!!!!!

SC said...

its a hap hap happy BURRRRTHDAY
also, happy holidays?
end of exams! woohoo! more onlineness!