Walk me in the wilderness... by Lyric Everly

I wrote this after spending a weekend camping in the Mojave desert with friends...

Written by Lyric Everly

walk me in the wilderness
til we can hear our hearts
lead me to the hallelujah fire

walk me in the wilderness
deep into the dark
hold me in the santa ana choir

take me so far inside the dark
we can breathe the stars

walk me in the wilderness
where spirits take their leave
sit with me in stillness and a prayer

walk me in the wilderness
cross rivers in bare feet
help me fight the grizzly in my hair

take me so deep inside the dark
we can breathe the stars

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Maybe these crazy dreams choose us... by Lyric Everly

Most artists will tell you that they feel less like the source and more like the vessel. As if the dreams, wishes, ideas, colors, concepts, melodies, words, and wisdom already exist and just need a way to be revealed. As Michelangelo said, "I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free."

Maybe the universe seeks out the ones willing to give up control. The ones who open themselves up to receiving and believing, answering a call only they can hear and dedicating their lives to being a messenger. Not every eye could see the angel in the marble until the sculptor's hands were bruised. Not every ear can hear the ringing.

I think we release the notion of normalcy when we give in to what the world is asking of us. An artist will stay awake come nightfall and daybreak, allowing this intangible force to move through them. It's physically and mentally exhausting, yet in those moments of creating, when something previously unseen is translated, nothing is more energizing and beautiful. The most satisfying and spiritual experience you can have fully clothed. If you understand this, you have been chosen.

Perhaps the dancer becomes when they surrender their form to the rhythm.
Perhaps the writer becomes when they allow the pen to freely flow.
Perhaps the artist becomes when they pursue purely visions.
Perhaps the soulmate becomes when true love's finally known.

Clover Blooms by Lyric Everly

sing to me in lover swoons
with the butterflies cocooning
wings of wonder silky looming
sing to me in lover swoons

Written by Lyric Everly

speak to me in clover blooms
blowing gently in the moonbeams
whisper freely in the june breeze
speak to me in clover blooms

wake me up in faded hues
kiss me dreamy in the blue pine
through the painted pastel noontime
wake me up in faded hues

oh wonder, wander, space and time
one with all the world divine

speak to me in clover blooms
reading poetry by rumi
under blankets sewn of beauty
speak to me in clover blooms

sing to me in lover swoons
with the butterflies cocooning
wings of wonder silky looming
sing to me in lover swoons

Stardust by Lyric Everly

strip it all away, come and meet me in the meteor shower

Written by Lyric Everly

i've got diamonds in my pockets
and these emeralds in my eyes
you know that i can rock it
anytime you lose the light

beauty under pressure commands we come alive
so c'mon supernova will you fly with me tonight

you know that we are made of stardust
you know that we were made to shine
chosen in the heavenly harvest
perfect love, perfect time
stardust, stardust
stardust, stardust

i will fearlessly be fighting
for illuminated our power
i know that we are mighty
and the magic hour is now

so when you're caught up in the shadows, covered up in doubt
strip it all away, come and meet me in the meteor shower

darling you are divine
darkness dreams of your light

by Lyric Everly

Tell me all the things you’ve done, but more importantly, what you’ve overcome.
— LE

Wanderlust for You by Lyric Everly

I’d move to a cabin way up in Montana with you.
Face-up on a blanket, speak in constellations with you.

Written by Lyric Everly

boy, you look like heaven
wrapped in plaid and denim
reading brilliant novels
while I burn the waffles
oh I like what we've made here
where you're planted is where you bloom

if you ever wanna leave
this city by the angel sea
you're the only place I call home
so take me where you wanna be
I'll stand beside you foolishly
you're the only place I call home
hand over heart, wherever you are
is forever my favorite view
I will always wanderlust for you

i'd move to a cabin
way up in montana with you
face-up on a blanket
speak in constellations with you
oh we could make some babies
or just make us some blueberry brew

paris in spring or new york in snow
home every eve wherever we go

your smile dims the northern lights
your heart feels like I'm fireside
and you're the only place I call home
so hold me like it's our last night in
tel aviv or emerald isles
you're the only place I call home
hand over heart, wherever you are
is forever my favorite view
I will always wanderlust for you

Love is a Lavender Field by Lyric Everly

felicity gleams from the cosmos,
beckoning ‘heartache be healed’

Written by Lyric Everly

far from a city of strangers
far from the weaving of wheels
the breeze and the bees sense no danger
love is a lavender field

carriages carry the restless
pining for kismet's reveal
blindfolded til we are breathless
we meet at the lavender field

amble with me and the angels
nodding toward where we should kneel
blessings on vines twist and dangle
around our sweet lavender field

felicity gleams from the cosmos
beckoning 'heartache be healed'
home is wherever the love grows
and you are a lavender field

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Check out this beautiful recording by the incredible Alexis Winters who set my poem to a melody:  https://soundcloud.com/alexis-winters-1/love-is-a-lanvender-field