the stones song

by Mawey February. 24, 2012 5660 views

laying awake on my rugged bed of straw, i find my mind occupied with the stones song i heard in the deep. those stones had me coming. they sang for me. and they meant to to speak of importance, of meaning, of fate.

this stone melody is simple. a shift from a single note,already high, slowly shifting up, and up, and UPPER-UP, elating my soul into another dream so powerful that neither the sud they call beer here has any competing joy to offer, nor the blue salt would make me reach such vividness. but there is darkness vibrating in it as well, which only i realize when feeling my skin's hair reacting to the fine vibe. a full spectrum of tones.

"kyrie… kyrie…“?


these words, ancient they sound and bitter and sweet, are more than prayer, more than a shout and a call. there is a line of thought i must follow. there is a light that will shine. there is, as i feel my eyelids closing with weight, an awareness of me, bright like one of the wandering stars i so often saw above the lake in the night. bright and too fast for me to fixate.

come with me…"?


i am not finished here. i am not meant to be held. those things that i learn while i mix tinctures and balms and fill flasks with essence, those herding skills i acquired when the packbeasts where mine, the words that i've learned, the people i met, and all of the horrors that i have been spared from, all the story i gather is leading somewhere.

and the song of the stones is singing my path:

kyrie kyrie
come with me
to the towers of doom
meet the old man
and what he has buried there
ring the moon bell
revive it's pale face
lead then the strangers
to become one kin again
the sky to be opened
the sea to be swallowed
and hiding my tears -

i trusted you always
i will trust you again.


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Ej Rodriguez 9 years ago

Nice :)

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Christa 9 years, 1 month ago

Love the shot!!

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Jane 9 years, 1 month ago

stoned ... and globetrotdreamer continues the mediation, lovely

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Masoud Ahmadpoor 9 years, 1 month ago

So beautiful!

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Rachel Mvm 9 years, 1 month ago

And i'll hum with the stones! I think I react a lot to the abstractness of the imagined weight of the stones in contrast to how its song lifts the soul so high it is achingly sweet. and the mention of darkness that seems to add more heaviness, that it is almost like a tug of war of notes to me followed by an extravagant climax of the collision of tones when you said "full spectrum of tones". And I like it. But I play the melody in my mind and it is not simple. I guess it's because i liken the experience to listening to classical music, as the notes get sharper, higher, more complicated the more i want to listen; the more i am challenged to single out every note I hear.
I don't know but I associate too much stuff to this text entirely. But really, that second paragraph, that's music to my ears.
And I am no insincere flatterer so let me say that I think you'll do more justice to the well-composed melody if you did more of the 'kyrie,kyrie' kind of ancient lyrlics and let the stones enjoy their 'right' to be cryptic because they are cold, hard, solid. You've already softened them with the beautiful melody. :D

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-- Lyency 9 years, 1 month ago

the music of the "sound of stones" is described here with persuading power and quite beautifully. meanwhile, i find that the added lyrics and the "sounds of the soul" in the narrative are slightly heavier than the usual inner monologues (such as in the previous opus)

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Eric 9 years, 1 month ago

super use of DOF :)-

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Antonio Gil 9 years, 1 month ago

The "Stones" song was Satisfaction. At least one of them. And I'm Satisfied with the continuation of the adventures of the narrator.

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