Sunday, September 14, 2008

Simple gifts is a Shaker song dedicated to the dance
Bless the dance
And bless you
Because you know how simplicity is wantonly overlooked
I see the televisions illuminate all my neighbors' rooms
And eyes
So let's dance amidst
This pale culture
You and I will be the spiced ones
We can be afraid
This might be 1984
It may be 1994
But I know how to make fire without matches
You know ambassadors
And I know how to make the earth give joy and life
And you know generosity
And I know canned tomatoes and hand pressed cider
And you know curry
Dancing amidst the flames is far more thrilling
Than Arthur Murray
To bow and to bend

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