Swimming By, Prologue & Song

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Larry Goodell

to hear Swimming By aloud click here http://duende.bandcamp.com/track/swimming-by

a duende book digital release 2010 po box 571 placitas, new mexico 87043


When the world begins to sing the time that told the rain to fold the rocks become the living past the knocks in Earth begin to pass the fog that follows valleys present arroyos knock the heart to sing I will go forward into past I will bring rain from infant dreams Sandia over lap & load folding down the geode road -1-

‘ the water-locked in tunnels passing down from winters snow begun the fishes great uplift folding & faulting malachite & azurite galena molybdenite gypsum feldspar flourite evaporation of the ancient seas I see my mind-bod eye bodes time tell. Oceans turn to clouds fog lifts from the apples in the mist here at home the mind dreams schemes of being all alone and ancient too just a ruse to come down thru the time tune

(sing) -2-

O ceans roll in roll out shores And the tides come in for more Still the earth is dry and barren If the o ceans don't go there. Now the snow fall turns to ice -3-

Ice to wa ter then to air Falls and drains off through the streams On or un der earthold seams And the oceans suck away Morning noon and night and day And the clouds come back for more Raining draining down the shores. In my desert mesa view I see oceans that are through They have drained all out away Now the blue sky sings of jade. But I dream of lob sters and -4-

Sea weed washed and peb bled sand And at night I hear the dream Swim ming by not hear ing me.

larry goodell placitas, new mexico /26Jul95 & ‘89

note: the farther from left margin, the higher the pitch -5-

photographs at Sandia Crest, New Mexico by larry goodell

Cutout of Swimming By used to read from also see All Of Love The Sea We Were In the Stars & Other Poems 4 Broadsides from the 70's duende book digital releases in celebration of the poet’s 75th year

CB a duende book digital release 2010


Larry Goodell

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