The Little Flower Girl

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2000 The Secret Language of Birds

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The Little Flower Girl di Ian Anderson

The Secret Language of Birds
  1. The Secret Language of Birds
  2. The Little Flower Girl
  3. Montserrat
  4. Postcard Day
  5. The Water Carrier
  6. Set-Aside
  7. A Better Moon
  8. Sanctuary
  9. The Jasmine Corridor
  10. The Habanero Reel
  11. Panama Freighter
  12. The Secret Language of Birds, PT. II
  13. Boris Dancing
  14. Circular Breathing
  15. The Stormont Shuffle
Down at the church the flower girl sits. Legs innocent apart.
I’ll make the picture-puzzle fit to start your heart.
Painted sister stopped beside. A word upon her saintly lip.
Perhaps admonishing the child inside the open slip.

Well, I don’t know where she might go when she runs home at night.
It’s for the best: I wouldn’t rest when I turned out the light.
No little flower girl singing in my troubled dream —
just an old man’s model in a pose from a magazine.
I have touched that face a dozen times before. And I have let my pencil run.
Laid down washes on a foreign shore, under a hot and foreign sun.
My best sable brushes drift the soft inside of her arm.
Her chin I tilt, her breasts I lift. I mean no harm.
I close the door. She is no more until the next appointed hour.
Northeastern light, push back the night: painted promises in store.
No little flower girl singing in my troubled dream —
just an old man’s model in a pose from a magazine.
Down at the church my flower girl sits. Legs innocent apart.
I’ll make the picture-puzzle fit to start your heart.
My golden sable brushes drift the soft inside of her arm.
Her chin I tilt, her breasts I lift. I mean no harm.
I mean no harm. I mean…

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