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Black Star
by +Steven Curtis Lance
Tuesday, February 07, 2006
Rated "G" by the Author.
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"Purify my heart by fire"


Black Star

 

The hills are on fire now it is raining ash

The cremated remains of the might-have-been

Ashes to ashes as panoramas crash

Like the stock market does every now and then

In the biggest magic circle you have seen

Down here in town the air is brown and the sky

Looks like hell which makes me never want to die

 

Burn to turn to burn to learn

Purify my heart by fire

Burn away my dross and bring

Out my gold by suffering

Purify my heart's desire

Burn to learn to burn to turn

Purify my heart by fire

 

It sprang up in Black Star Canyon where I spent

So many magic nights indeed the whole of

My adolescence with amorous intent

And there I learned well the gentle art of love

Black Star Canyon is pleasure and never pain

No houses are burning just nature turning

It all burns black but then it all grows back again

 

Burn to learn to burn to turn

Purify my heart by fire

Burn away my dross and bring

Out my gold by suffering

Purify my heart's desire

Burn to turn to burn to learn

Purify my heart by fire

 

Tonight the winds will howl the flames will rise

Burning turning learning turning burning

As Black Star Canyon magic fills the skies

 

+Steven Curtis Lance

 

 

 

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Reviewed by Joyce Hale 2/8/2006
A heart-searing write, Steven, and an inimitable picture. Well done.
Peace. Joyce
Reviewed by Chrissy McVay 2/8/2006
Beautiful photo. I know there are plenty of fires where you live, may only the fire in your wonderful heart burn on...
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 2/8/2006
Well done!!

Love tinka



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