A Thousand Worlds

MIDI


    A thousand worlds of wonder are dancing in my mind
    A thousand worlds incorporeal, that only I can find
    No eyes can see their beauties and no ears can hear their call
    Have I birthed a thousand worlds, only to doom them all?

Worlds with barren ice-flows alight with frozen fire,
Dim green light beneath the trees, or burning like a pyre,
Dark blue deeps with muffled sounds where giant sea beasts wend --
If I can't keep them turning, a thousand worlds will end

Teeming worlds or barren, aliens or mankind--
Heroes fools and villains, and lovers gaily blind
Tentacles or suckers, scales or silver fur
but If I can't portray them, it's as if they never were

    A thousand world of wonder are dancing through my mind
    A thousand worlds incorporeal, that only I can find
    No eyes can see their beauties and no ears can hear their call
    Have I birthed a thousand worlds, only to doom them all?

Their empires and their townships, their struggles and success
The generals who battle and the leaders who impress
The seeds of change they planted and the harvest of the crop
If I cannot find the words, a thousand stories stop.

I spend my days in striving to bring them to the light
Only to find their numbers have expanded overnight.
No matter how I labour and no matter how I strive
Only the merest fragments ever can be made alive

    But a thousand worlds of wonder, are trapped inside my head
    A thousand worlds all fated to die when I am dead
    But still I keep on hoping I can pass some on to you
    By sharing them with others, I can maybe save...

        ...a few

Copyright © 2003 Michelle Bottorff



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