Moonlight Dancing

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Nealon
08/10/2018
Dave Nealon

Story

Asheville's Shindig on the Green and Van Morrison's "Moondance." A moisty woods along the river, rich in ferns. Woodthrushes fifing sound sculptures from the underbrush. A handholding walk. Then drifting. Losing touch. And finally, resolute, bravely kindling a hope of reconnection.

The moon and Venus at Wadi Rum, Jordan

Lyrics

If someday the sway of fate should chase us into
Constellations that lie unforeseen
Wind your mind in time to bygone nights; you'll find us
Moonlight dancing on the village green

Leaves that shivered in the shy southeastern breezes
Fell to earth and slowly decomposed
Photographs of two relentless lovers laughing
Blind to images yet unexposed

Hey

Forest pathways weaving underneath the brambles
Pulsing with the thrushes’ song unseen
Animated by the radiated sunlight
Fading trace of where our trail had been

Hey

The sage and the fool
See the other’s face reflected in the pool

If one day the wraiths of fate should bait us into
Confrontations that lie unforeseen
Wind your mind in time to well-nigh nights; you'll find us
Moonlight dancing on the village green
Moonlight dancing on the village green
Moonlight dancing