A Thought for Today
With God in our pockets and love in our arms, we needn't be afraid of poverty or blindness.
OK, relax, it's Tuesday not Wednesday! Rod and I have just swapped days so that he can be with you
for Valentines Day tomorrow.
I loved the poem and song on one of Rod and Anita Kerr's albums called
"Clouds". It started, "Clouds are not the cheeks of angels, you know, they're only clouds, friendly sometimes, but you can never be sure."
There also was another that I cannot remember the name of but it said
"Gather up some wind for me, save it in a jar so that I might take it out and smell it when I'm in stale rooms or unfriendly
places". Maybe it was called "Buy For Me The Wind". I would love to see both of those again.
Great choice, Kathy, it's been
awhile since we last featured "Eight" in this column and to the
best of my knowledge this is the very first appearance of "Buy For Me
"Pushing the Clouds Away", is also
featured here especially for Alice who wrote to point out (in the nicest
possible way) the inconsistencies in my grammar and punctuation. Thank
you, Alice, I'll try to be more careful in future!
Buy for Me the Wind
Buy for me the wind
put it in a jar
so I might take it out and smell it
when I'm in stale rooms
or unfriendly places.
Gather up some sun for me
save it in a little box
so that there will never again be dark rooms
unless I want them so.
Wind spring green around your thumb
so that in the winter time
I have but to hold your hand
to feel the summer and the sunshine.
I have given you what I have
all I have
some love, these rooms,
webs of sunlight through the windows.
In return, buy for me the wind.
-from the album "The Sky" 1967
Keep those letters coming! The address
is firstname.lastname@example.org if you have a
favorite song or poem you'd like to tell us about. Hope to hear from you
Ken, Johannesburg, February 13
Details of Rod's upcoming concerts
and appearances can be obtained via the link below:
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