Mountain Lake

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Mountain Lake

I recognised my mistake trampling up here alone
Because of my aching impatience the storm near shattered my bones
From where I crouched on the ledge,
The rain blistered and stung my freezing face
I trembled like the surface of the cavernous shuddering lake

A droning harmonium bellowed from above
A signal maybe that not all was lost
The worried phrase was familiar
The hurried fingering and all
From where I cowered against the cliff-face
I ascended above

My failing limbs gave way and I plummeted down into the lake
An eternity below me and not a chance of seeing another day
Slowly I sank below the shimmering moonlit water
I begged to be released to an everlasting respite of slumber

The burning moon is above me as I near the end
But even damaged I saw it all amid the chaos of this death


from Mountain Songs, released January 16, 2014



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Based in Dun Laoghaire in Co. Dublin, Nocturnal Brother is a solo project of Matthew Doyle.

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