All The Idle Weeds

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The sun is risen on my grief
Sleepless night turns to burnished day
On the road of no return
Dancing by my feet

Are fumiter and furrow-weeds,
Burdocks, hemlock and cuckoo-flowers,
All the idle weeds that grow
Mad as the vexed sea

Century in stately rows
Every acre of the field
Nature hold me in repose
Thorns and roots and leaves

Blessed secrets of the earth,
Mediate in my distress!
Close the eye of anguish now,
All you idle weeds.

Alack, it's I met even now
Crowned with nettles and darnel
Singing aloud to all and none
And handfuls gathering

Of fumiter and furrow-weeds,
Burdocks, hemlock and cuckoo-flowers,
All the idle weeds that grow
Mad as the vexed sea

Sister moon and brother sun,
Starry heaven, river swift,
Give me strength and will to know
Why I still draw breath

Blessed secrets of the earth,
Mediate in my distress!
Close the eye of anguish now,
All you idle weeds.

credits

from The Magpie, released March 26, 2018
Polly Moller Springhorn: voice, flute, bass flute
Tim Walters: bass, etc.
Music by Tim Walters
Lyrics by Polly Moller Springhorn after William Shakespeare

© 2018 Silver Wheel Music, ASCAP/Doubtful Palace Music, BMI

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