Sellar by Olivia

Olivia – Sellar (c)1997.

(From Tape Four)

I used to live in an ancient oak,
she would embrace me every night
Sing me songs, telling me the secret of the wood
I would sing the secrets back
climbing to the highest branches
and it was the same song the moon
The same song the stream underneath danced it flow

People came to cut the trees
to dig an open wound, an open cast mine
The oak was screaming her pain,
and I was screaming it back to the people
Felt my own arms being chainsawed
as every branch was cut around me

After many moons one night
I went back and sat on the stump of oak
with hundreds of shoots
reflecting the full moon
I was filled with the life and love
With the peaceful sound of the universe

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