in the fourth version of A Star is Born, a successful performing songwriter is defined as one who has something to say and says it in a way that makes people want to listen. While this is true,there is a higher calling.....the invocation of spirits, and I witnessed such an event when my lifelong inspiration Van Morrison, invoked the spirit of DH Lawence at .Glastonbury ..I wrote this song in memory of that transcendent moment.
Song of a Man Who Has Come Through
by D H Lawrence
Not I, not I, but the wind that blows through me!
A fine wind is blowing the new direction of Time.
If only I let it bear me, carry me, if only it carry me!
If only I am sensitive, subtle, oh, delicate, a winged gift!
If only, most lovely of all, I yield myself and am borrowed
By the fine, fine wind that takes its course through the chaos of the world
Like a fine, an exquisite chisel, a wedge-blade inserted;
If only I am keen and hard like the sheer tip of a wedge
Driven by invisible blows,
The rock will split, we shall come at the wonder, we shall find the Hesperides.
Oh, for the wonder that bubbles into my soul,
I would be a good fountain, a good well-head,
Would blur no whisper, spoil no expression.
What is the knocking?
What is the knocking at the door in the night?
It is somebody wants to do us harm.
No, no, it is the three strange angels.
Admit them, admit them