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“Forward” (by Northbound)

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Released:May 9th, 2009
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Length:00:05:22
Label:Monotonik

Nowhere Near features 10 tracks of Finnish downtempotriphofunkjazzfolksoul-goodness!

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01. Forward (05:22)

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katya-oddio on 09/26/12 at 11:19PM
The poem recited is by Aaron Kramer (1921-1997) and titled "Prothalamium" (1948).

Prothalamium
Fifth section of "Astoria" sequence
© Aaron Kramer

Come, all you who are not satisfied
as ruler in a lone, wallpapered room
full of mute birds, and flowers that falsely bloom,
and closets choked with dreams that long ago died!

Come, let us sweep the old streets--like a bride;
sweep out dead leaves with a relentless broom;
prepare for Spring, as though he were our groom
for whose light footstep eagerly we bide.

We'll sweep out shadows, where the rats long fed;
sweep out our shame--and in its place we'll make
a bower for love, a splendid marriage-bed
fragrant with flowers aquiver for the Spring.
And when he comes, our murdered dreams shall wake;
and when he comes, all the mute birds shall sing.
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