Varanasi​/​Benares

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And you went to the holiest spot,
To find yourself and to think about God.
But all you found was pot and some beads for your friends.
Your mother always said, "That girls a wanderer."

And I know what you saw there,
The trash burning in the morning air.
And how did you feel, did you miss your home?

In the morning you got a lesson from a barefoot, holy man,
All dressed in orange-red with crazy paint on his face,
As he carefully explains that the bovine is your mother,
The river is your mother too,
And nature, nature herself, maternal through and through.

And I know what you saw there,
The bodies burning in the evening air.
And I'd bet all the bearded Sikhs
Oh, I'd bet every pot of chai tea,
Yes and every holy tree,
That India changed you.
And I bet when you got home,
You dipped yourself seven times in the mighty Mississippi

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from I AM OVENBIRD, released July 15, 2016

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J.H. Friedrick Silverton, Oregon

I write songs, paint and draw, and am trying to develop a rich interior life.

I like playing places, so just give me a shout!

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