Wednesday, July 12, 2017

I walk past an open window;
I hear her coo like a morning dove
My lips will not touch this willing temptress;
nor step back to hold her love

My destiny is the distance,
The road a lengthy romance
An openness beholds me, even as trails are narrow and forlorn.
On dusty days I thirst for rain
Under muddy skies I drown alone
When l close a country window, I hear no morning dove
And to answer Dylan muses: I’ve not visited those Northern Fairs;
nor felt winds blow heavy along their borderlines
But my destiny is the distance,
And my romance is not there
Tomorrow is an open window
I’ll hear the wail of a winter dove

--- Girl From the North Country
by Bob Dylan
Sung by Eddie Vedder

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