Guest poem sent in by Krishnan Srinivasan
(Poem #741) Reasons For Waiting
What a sight for my eyes to see you in sleep. Could it stop the sun rise hearing you weep? You're not seen, you're not heard but I stand by my word. Came a thousand miles just to catch you while you're smiling. What a day for laughter and walking at night. Me following after, your hand holding tight. And the memory stays clear with the song that you hear. If I can but make the words awake the feeling. What a reason for waiting and dreaming of dreams. So here's hoping you've faith in impossible schemes, that are born in the sigh of the wind blowing by while the dimming light brings the end to a night of loving.
"Reasons For Waiting" is a song written by Ian Anderson and appears on Jethro Tull's second album, "Stand Up". To me this song has an ethereal quality that comes through even on paper - the music is quite lovely too, featuring acoustic guitar, flute and strings. There's not a lot that needs to be read into these words - it's romantic, and describes feelings and thoughts in a very special and touching way... valentine's day may be past, but i am sure no one could resist being told that you came a thousand miles just to catch them while they were smiling... This is from Jethro Tull's second album, "Stand Up". The album itself is an interesting mix of hard rockers, bluesy jams and folksy ballads like this one - the band hadn't quite achieved the refinement seen in later (and more commercially successful) albums like Heavy Horses, Thick As A Brick and Aqualung, which is probably what makes it one of my all time favorites. - Krish Srinivasan Links: Here's Anderson's biography: [broken link] http://j-tull.com/IAbiog.htm from the official Tull website: http://www.j-tull.com/