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Vast Differences Between Us Are like Oceans

Music: Planxty Eleanor Plunkett.
By Turlough O'Carolan.
Sequenced by Barry Taylor at Kunst der Fuge.

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Vast differences between us are like oceans
Across which we can fly with open arms.
Let us put aside our doubts and qualms,
Enduring through the joy of shared emotions.
Need is the sustainer of devotions,
The answerer of queries and alarms,
Issuer of ecstasies and charms,
Nemesis of unromantic notions.
Each of us needs love as we need food.
'Ere we see, we longing look for love,
Surviving only by that gift of feeling.
Deeper than mere sentiment or mood,
A hunger we remember little of
Yet yearns in ways redemptive and revealing.

Copyright by Nicholas Gordon





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