19 August 2010, Les Vans, Ardèche, France
Date: 12 August 2011
Subject: Bells in my Cell
Bells in my
I can't turn off the alarm clock.
rings the kitchen chimes.
Church bells stagger through the day.
Iron bars block the windows
Through which I see stone walls,
Broken glass, spider webs & salamanders.
Last night I dreamt we had a son,
Rose's little brother. Would
The Judges ever let me see him?
Will they ever let me see Rose?
Stone walls do not a prison make,
Nor iron bars a cage;
Minds innocent and quiet take
That for an hermitage;
If I have freedom in my love
And in my soul am free,
Angels alone, that soar above,
Enjoy such liberty.
Richard Lovelace (1642)