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Longshore Lyrics
Introduction - 0
Senses - 1
Kraal Boma - 2
St.Davy's Blues - 3
The Braw Lads - 4
Childhood Echoes - 5
Frädi Cat - 6
Hankuk Recall - 7
Fireworks at English Bay - 8
Depense - 9
La Reine de Cuisine - 10
Light and Day - 11
Handout - 12
Nelson Street - 13
Framegame - 14
Love in Vancouver - 15
Short Walk Eastside - 16
Drumsongs - 17
Pelt of the Ten Tines - 18
Buddybombs - 19
Coho Communion - 20
Ravenpromise - 21
Light and Day

There have been times at the sea’s edge when I
Could read no difference ‘twixt brine and sky —
When colors merged into a common hue
From blazing red into a wind–blown blue:
When clouds that climbed high in the firmament
Were bladed through with golden shafts — a tent
Of radiance: a bright cascade of light
Dramatic herald of a stormy night
All fulminating in a dazzling glow
Of light celestial — a gloried show
Before fast Phoebus, finishing day’s reign
Gives one last smile — then is he gone again —
As night comes down, oh, soft–as–velvet night
That settles with the absence of the light.

October 16th 2002
Chez nous Nelson