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Poetry month – camp song

My favourite camp song: Birthright

We, who are born in country places,
Far from the city and shifting faces,
We have a birthright no man can sell
And a secret joy no man can tell

For we are kindred to lordly things
The white owl’s cry and the wild duck’s wing
Pike and salmon, bull and horse
The curlew’s cry and the smell of gorse.

Pride of tree and swiftness of stream
The magic of frost has shaped our dreams
No greater vision the spirit fills
Who walk by right on the naked hills.

Eiluned Lewis

Reach!

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Reach up to the sky and
Open up your eyes and
Let your troubles fade away

Dream your dreams today and Melt your cares away and
Open up your heart and sing

Live your life for every day
The old one is gone so
Don’t let this one slip away

and

Reach up to the sky and
Open up your eyes and
Let your troubles fade away

Dream your dreams today and
Melt your cares away and
Open up your heart and sing.

Carry me ackee

I had insomnia last night and the neighborhood was really noisy. The cat thought she would help and decided to do something she has never done before which was to sit on my pillow and purr and pat my head. And the songs that posted were running on and endless loop. Only it was the camp version sung at breakneck speed and accompanied by the hand motions mentally.
Lord what a night, what a might, what a Saturday night!

Poetry month – Camp song

Life is for living
And love is for giving
And joy is for passing around

Join hands with each other
And love one another
And let’s let the music abound

Life is too short to waste it on gloom
Don’t let your love slip away so soon

Join hands with each other
And love one another
And let’s celebrate this good day.