Sunday, 21 June 2009

'Marys of the Sea...'


Hey I am not in your way
Hey no need to push me again
I know it's your day in the sun
Last time I checked he came to light the lamp for everyone

'Relax love,' he said before he left
'Take those hands away from your eyes
From where I stand you're in my sky.'

You must go must flee
For they will hunt you down
You and your unborn seed
In all of Gaul is there safety?

Les Saint Maries de la Mer
You will dance the ring
Marys of the Sea
The lost bride weeps
Les Saint Maries de la Mer
You will dance the ring


Hey there's a new Jerusalem
Hey you built on rock that's on sand
For now you have hijacked the son
Last time I checked he came to light the lamp for everyone

I hear a voice and it says
'The red of the red rose is its own
And something no man can divide.'
So St. Jermaine, hear the prayer of this supplicant
For two scarlet women, Black Madonna.

3 comments:

tony said...

Beautiful.

FilmNoir23 said...

Hull, Massachusetts is crawling with Mary statues...one in every lawn kind of place due to it's very large Italian/Catholic population.

Also, Jerusalem Rd. out of Hull takes you through the coastal shoreline of Cohasset which is perhaps one of the richest and most exclusive areas in the entire country.

Ben Fairhall said...

Hi Todd, I have been admiring your 'Ancient Mariner' photos on Facebook! Hull, MS sounds like a wonderful place; I think I would be very at home there. (Your second 'Maritime' pilgrimage... I look forward to reading about it, should the spirit so lead.)

I wonder whether there could be other reasons for those Marian statues, however... A deeper 'harmonic resonance' which attracted those waves of Catholics to the area in the first place? Interestingly, I remember Ellis Taylor explaining that the first settlers in MS hailed from Oxfordshire, one of the great Marian/Taurean centres.

Good to hear from you... Interesting MM update on your site earlier today, by the way.



ATB,
Ben