Emptiness Costs a Bit Extra

Music: Planxty Maggie Browne.
By Turlough O'Carolan.
Sequenced by Barry Taylor.

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Emptiness costs a bit extra:
In distant horizons there is peace.
Given two windows on a whitewashed world,
How could one not long for the sea?
The soul wings it out to the horizon,
Yet stays contented in a well-ordered room.

Sing to the gauze-covered shallows,
Inlets and coves and the open sea!
Xylophones tingle on porches unseen.

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