Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Old Friends, New Friends

Welcome back Dear Readers.

Glad to see you again.

The weather here has been appropriately wintry

and on a snowy day I pulled out this old gem.

Bruce Cockburn's early work

High Winds White Sky 

is almost 40 years old

and I remember hearing this sensitive,

poetic work when it was first released.

I think you will really like this.

Do take a moment to seek this out and visit it.

You won't be disappointed.

High winds
White sky
Wild birds do glide
Tattered smoke fades
Embers in the pipe
Move like
Life beginning
High winds
Glittering ring
Blood of the king
Daughter of the stars
You are
Life beginning
The wind's travellers' tales tease the tops of the trees
the ships have all sailed to the mouth of the sea...
High winds
Wheel turns
The spider spins
Hands draw us in
River-scented skin
Moves in
Life beginning
Falsehood lies panting like a fish in the palm...


  1. Nice.
    Did you know that U2 took a line from him. Gotta kick at the darkness till it bleeds daylight.

  2. Good Day Willow & Clever Pup,

    Thanks for stopping by. Glad you enjoyed Old Friends, New Friends. Bruce is such a talented artist and this recording one of his best. Not surprised that U2 borrowed some of his lyrics. He wrote so many politically charged pieces. I think these sensitive works are my favorites though.