Fairuz – Ya Tayr (Oh Bird)

This beautiful song from Fairuz was one of Brian Eno's picks on Desert Island Discs.

I've played it eight times straight... and can't stop.

I hope...

I hope that after I die, people will say of me: “That guy sure owed me a lot of money!"

The Seagulls

Gone are the warm days, easy and slow,
Gone are the blue seas, now the winds blow.
The wild waves of winter are rough for us now,
And so we come inland to follow the plough.

The tractors are busy, the harvests well-earned,
Grain in the silo, the stubble is burned,
Keen blades turn the soil while we wheel, swoop, and turn,
To fight with the rooks for the grub and the worm.

Helen Harbert 1985

 

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