-- Spirits --
(unreleased) circa 1975


Spirits of the past
You are near me
You look like a pine forest
silhouetted with silver fog

Spirits of this age
You are near me
You glitter in a sad way
Like a broken dragonfly

In dreams I seem to wander
Across a cold and smoking world
Fleeting beauties quicly smothered
In the ash of passing ages

Strong as the good things are
They're so often shattered
In the hardened hearts of men and lost

Holy Spirit free those who love you
You're longing and you're near us
I have felt your wings beating like a heart

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