Friday, May 20, 2005

Coast Of Malabar

Far away, across the ocean
...with the world changing so rapidly...
Underneath an Indian star
...what was once unthinkable, now common...
Dwells a dark and lovely maiden
...inner thoughts of a stranger...
On the Coast of Malabar
...coming to me daily, planting their seeds...
In the harbour, where we anchored
...her exotic aspect tempered by her humanity...
I can see her, shy and sweet
...knowable, yet untouchable...
With a bunch of wine-red roses
...facing the same problems...
And the wild waves at her feet
...from a different perspective...
"Come to me", I can hear her calling
...quoting Edna Millay and Liz Phair...
Across the oceans, wild and far
...while I sit here, surrounded by mindless xenophobia...
"Come to me again and love me,
...loves her parents...
On the Coast of Malabar"
...and tolerates no fools...
And my thoughts keep ever turning
...age, circumstance and geography conspire to separate...
To that far-off distant shore
...but we will meet, if only in dreams...
And the dark-eyed girl who loved me
...and this perfect love with no end and no beginning...
Will I see her never more?
...will forever hide in our hearts...


Oh fare thee well, my little dark-eyed queen
Oh fare thee well, my Indian star
In my heart you'll live forever
On the Coast of Malabar


"Coast Of Malabar" -is a traditional Irish ballad

By Professor Batty



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