01 February 2007

the lands of dreams

the shame's no plane or ship will take us all the way
no map will show them though they are quite real
our desire is for abyssinia for serendip and far cathay

yet the journey takes but a moment not a whole day
we know the streets and villages and yet we feel
the shame's no plane or ship will take us all the way

the schoolboy pleasures the youthful joy and play
are gone forever but even so there's still the seal
our desire is for abyssinia for serendip and far cathay

the images that fill our minds we've made them stay
right where we want them that's the true appeal
the shame's no plane or ship will take us all the way

where have they gone though normal human clay
has the same limits still there's a better deal
our desire is for abyssinia for serendip and far cathay

the toils of life are ours our work will all vision slay
we'll not see all the places no new worlds will reveal
the shame's no plane or ship will take us all the way
our desire is for abyssinia for serendip and far cathay

2 comments:

Chia Mimi said...

Are you shure?
If so you smash some of my dreams in pieces ;)
But nevertheless it's beautifully written my friend.

FSJL said...

Dank je wel. I was thinking of the dreams of childhood, and of the fantastic places in stories (Abyssinia, Serendip and Cathay are the names of real places with a romantic sheen on them that the reality could never match).