The Things I Know


The Things I Know

The hottest coal in a raging fire

Birdsong from a sleepy byre

Monsoon rains from foreign shores

Secret keys to secret doors

These I値l find and these I値l bind

Wrap them up and make them new

These are things I値l give to you

May dew on poppy leaves

Salty tears a widow grieves

Woodash from a burning house

Silence, silent as a mouse

These I値l gather, these I値l get

Wrap them up and make them new

These are things I値l give to you

Apples from an autumn tree

Laughter laughed in childhood glee

Lovers sighs and sweet goodbyes,

Jealousy and compromise

These I値l foster, these I値l find

Wrap them up and make them new

These are things I値l give to you

Mayflies on a summer lake

The freshest bread your mother bakes

Stormy skies, lightning bolts

Thund池ing hooves of night-black colts

These I値l buy, these I値l bring

Wrap them up and make them new

These are things I値l give to you

For I am enchanted as the tides

Mesm池ised by a moonbeam bride

I cannot rest, I cannot sleep

Drowning in the great dark deep

I hold a hand, you are not there

I scream at night, you do not care.

Madness and a hungry ghost

Shipwrecks on a rocky coast

Desolation, fear and pain

Every day that feels the same

These you magiced, these you致e made

Wrapped them up and tied the bow

These are things you made me know

You left me rotting in this hell

My fate engulfed me and befell

A feeling that has strength to kill

I hate you though I love you still

Take this now, it痴 all I have

And kiss me as you breathe your last

I致e wrapped it up, I致e made it new

This knife is all I have for you.


ゥ Marion Grace Woolley 2011

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The Things I Know

The hottest coal in a raging fire

Birdsong from a sleepy byre

Monsoon rains from foreign shores

Secret keys to secret doors

These I値l find and these I値l bind

Wrap them up and make them new

These are things I値l give to you

May dew on poppy leaves

Salty tears a widow grieves

Woodash from a burning house

Silence, silent as a mouse

These I値l gather, these I値l get

Wrap them up and make them new

These are things I値l give to you

Apples from an autumn tree

Laughter laughed in childhood glee

Lovers sighs and sweet goodbyes,

Jealousy and compromise

These I値l foster, these I値l find

Wrap them up and make them new

These are things I値l give to you

Mayflies on a summer lake

The freshest bread your mother bakes

Stormy skies, lightning bolts

Thund池ing hooves of night-black colts

These I値l buy, these I値l bring

Wrap them up and make them new

These are things I値l give to you

For I am enchanted as the tides

Mesm池ised by a moonbeam bride

I cannot rest, I cannot sleep

Drowning in the great dark deep

I hold a hand, you are not there

I scream at night, you do not care.

Madness and a hungry ghost

Shipwrecks on a rocky coast

Desolation, fear and pain

Every day that feels the same

These you magiced, these you致e made

Wrapped them up and tied the bow

These are things you made me know

You left me rotting in this hell

My fate engulfed me and befell

A feeling that has strength to kill

I hate you though I love you still

Take this now, it痴 all I have

And kiss me as you breathe your last

I致e wrapped it up, I致e made it new

This knife is all I have for you.