4-7 Songs of the Tortoise


Blue Chilli

Story

This song brings back to life a beautiful unpublished poem about the tortoise. (2005)

Lyrics

It’s the song of the tortoise 

You once wrote for me

So many years ago

The tortoise is wise 

And stable and free

And no matter where she would go

She’s never without a home

For she carries it with her

Come sunshine or rain

She always has a shelter to stay

 

It’s the song of the tortoise 

That hums in my core

As we travel spaces and years

For there’s no other home

No place I love more 

But the sanctuary you and I share

I’m never without a home

For I carry you with me

Come sunshine or rain

I always have a shelter to stay

 

It’s the song of the tortoise  

I now sing to you

My sharer of heart and soul

May it harbour and warm you

Bring comfort, chase blues

And no matter where you would go

You’re never without a home

For you carry me with you

Come sunshine or rain

You’ve always got a shelter to stay

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