Kayo Dot A Pitcher of Summer Lyrics

Choirs of the Eye Track Listing
CD 1
  • 1 Marathon
  • 2 A Pitcher of Summer
  • 3 The Manifold Curiosity
  • 4 Wayfarer
  • 5 The Antique
  • One morning, before the leaves began changing
    I caught a piece of summer and poured it into a pitcher;

    This I placed in the cellar on a shelf collecting dust .
    Autumn, then winter, rose up from the sea, and my
    Garden was a garden filled with unbroken snow.

    No flower strained its face to the ice giants' whisper,
    No life coloured the vision of a newborn Spring babe.
    My cellar-water dripping into a pail

    And I lifted my piece of summer
    Like a piece of memory or a dream

    Like these, caught on film
    And carried it to the garden floes,
    The wind turning drifting stars to madness.

    Poured forth gracefully, this ctheric tincture
    Lifts winter's coat-of-arms with coaxing aromas and electricity.
    Used with vigilance, a Pitcher of Summer stirs a memory into swooning,
    And bravely, the flowers of the past will stretch their limbs into the sky
    While snow falls quietly all around. Lyrics © OBO APRA/AMCOS

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