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30 March 2010 @ 04:57 pm
song 16: my head is full of hymns  
From a poem I wrote last summer, about night-bathing in Nova Scotia. I'm working on approximately three other things at the moment, none of which are behaving in the slightest, but last night something got into me and I started working this one out. That's art, I suppose: it never does what it's told. (That's also cats. Hmmm.)

My Head Is Full of Hymns
lyrics, guitar, and vocals by Jo Robbins
mp3 at Mediafire
download here

at midnight, I slip from my clothes
and go stepping into the dew-dappled dark
and all is hushed with the hush of the dark
and the low-hanging face of the moon
and the stars, stars! shed their skins
slip, slip, silentest
glow greenlights in the long grass
and my head is full of hymns

and I, alone and human
naked and surrounded by the earth
raise my arms
to God and the moon
and my head is full of hymns

all dark-glimmered with glory, glory, glory

Donate, so I needn't sell my soul on the black market to pay for college.
Trust me, you would not want that.

And also: fellow Whedonites! (I know there are still some of you lurking around after "Priya Song"! ^-^) The lovely Sarah, with whom I am collaborating in the future, just covered "Under Your Spell" from 'Once More, With Feeling' and it is absolutely enchanting, wot wot.
Sarah: beauty - this is my lifeburningstarsxe on March 31st, 2010 12:49 am (UTC)
Oh. My. Goodness. By Aphrodite and all that is beautiful, this song is just...Jo, you have outdone yourself. This song disturbs the universe in the most wonderful way.

(beautiful song notwithstanding, you now have a gorgeous header and I do not. why? because somebody is neglecting to send me my pictures...) ;)
the love song of j. aimee prufrocke: btvs | you hit me with an axe one timefaeriemaiden on March 31st, 2010 01:56 am (UTC)
Oh, bollocks! I actually uploaded it, and then... expected that you would absorb it directly into your brain...? NATURALLY

http://www.mediafire.com/file/adomehdmdmv/sarah photoshoot.zip

Sarah: graceburningstarsxe on March 31st, 2010 02:12 am (UTC)
Heehee. I could try... Thankee much!
Rwanderlight on April 1st, 2010 01:52 am (UTC)
Jo -- this is just -- wow. I remember loving this poem when you wrote it, and the song is so you, beautiful and lyrical and magical. ♥
veruca salt: Made by kris10_icons - always sunny bangroonilwazlib6 on April 18th, 2010 07:20 pm (UTC)
Gorgeous. I'm fully planning on donating when I get paid next; rent tends to get in the way of things I'd much rather spend money on.