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Susan Osborn: Music

Winter

(Susan Osborn)
Vivaldi; Lyrics by Densmore and Osborn
This is one of the first pieces we tackled for the Still Life project. Initiated by my company in Japan, Pony Canyon Records, David and I began work deep in the winter of 2000/2001. these words are largely David's and capture for me the essence of the gift of winter.
Vivaldi Winter Largo from Four Season?s


Gratefully, when the silence falls
Like feathers drifting from black branches
The frozen earth
Lies dreaming of birth
Under blankets so deep
That whisper the secrets of snow
There is no time
There is no time
There is no time
There is no time
Oh leave the world of worried thought behind and dream


I raise my arms in the forest
And join the simple praise of trees
How blessed we are to know this
Surrender and rest
Dark winter?s caress
The silent gift of peace
I leave the world of worried thought behind me
And find the one who watches there inside me
And brings this gift of peace