Lady With A Fan


Let my inspiration flow
in token lines suggesting rhythm
that will not forsake me
till my tale is told and done

While the firelight’s aglow
strange shadows in the flames will grow
till things we’ve never seen
will seem familiar

Shadows of a sailor forming
winds both foul and fair all swarm
down in Carlisle he loved a lady
many years ago

Here beside him stands a man
a soldier by the looks of him
who came through many fights
but lost at love

While the storyteller speaks
a door within the fire creaks
suddenly flies open
and a girl is standing there

Eyes alight with glowing hair
all that fancy paints as fair
she takes her fan and throws it
in the lion’s den

“Which of you to gain me, tell
will risk uncertain pains of Hell?
I will not forgive you
if you will not take the chance”

The sailor gave at least a try
the soldier being much too wise
strategy was his strength
and not disaster

The sailor coming out again
the lady fairly lept at him
that’s how it stands today
you decide if he was wise

The storyteller makes no choice
soon you will not hear his voice
his job is to shed light
and not to master

Since the end is never told
we pay the teller off in gold
in hopes he will come back
but he cannot be bought or sold

This entry was posted in Cool Pics, Music. Bookmark the permalink.

8 Responses to Lady With A Fan

  1. Jesse in DC says:

    Inspiration, move me brightly…What a great tune. I miss Uncle Jerry…

  2. Pete says:

    Cool pic.
    Good song.
    Great album. (‘Cept for “dancin’ in the street.” What a shit-for version of an already unremarkable song!)

  3. Angel says:

    What the hell are you smoking?

  4. livin to ride says:

    im stealing that and the picture in a bit

  5. Billl says:

    Light the song with sense and color…

Comments are welcome. Trolls will be banned and then shot.