19 September 2006

The memory of love's refrain

I was just working in the basement, trying to reorganize the pantry, and had iTunes Radio playing on the computer for company. An interesting pairing played, bringing tears to my eyes: "Stardust", a sad, romantic song that always makes me think of my parents, immediately followed by "Georgia on my Mind", naturally a favorite of mine that has a funny way of turning up at unexpected and seemingly significant times (the last time was my birthday). It was strange to get lost in thoughts of my mom and dad only to hear next something that suggested maybe I was being remembered at that instant too. I don't know--I suppose it's coincidence--but is it, after all? Anyway, it was a tender moment, the kind that probably makes me look a little crazy to outsiders.

And now the purple dusk of twilight time
Steals across the meadows of my heart
High up in the sky the little stars climb
Always reminding me that we're apart

You wandered down the lane and far away
Leaving me a song that will not die
Love is now the stardust of yesterday
The music of the years gone by

Sometimes I wonder why I spend
The lonely nights dreaming of a song
The melody haunts my reverie
And I am once again with you

When our love was new
And each kiss an inspiration
But that was long ago
Now my consolation
Is in the stardust of a song

Beside the garden wall
When stars are bright
You are in my arms
The nightingale tells his fairy tale
Of paradise where roses grew

Though I dream in vain
In my heart it always will remain
My stardust melody
The memory of love's refrain

When our love was new
And each kiss an inspiration
But that was long ago
Now my consolation
Is in the stardust of a song

Beside the garden wall
When stars are bright
You are in my arms
The nightingale tells his fairy tale
Of paradise where roses grew

Though I dream in vain
In my heart it always will remain
My stardust melody
The memory of love's refrain

11 comments:

Jamie said...

oooooohhhhh. That's so beautiful, Geo, and I don't think it's a coincidence at all. The veil must be so painful from EITHER side sometimes....

Becca said...

I have never heard of that song but now I want to see if I can find an audio file online. I love you.

AzĂșcar said...

That's amazing (and wonderful.)

Geo said...

Thanks, ladies.

compulsive writer said...

Not crazy at all. I think it's beautiful!

b. said...

Not crazy or coincidental, just beautiful to this outsider....

Geo said...

Are you still an outsider when I've read your whole blog already, b.? : )

b. said...

Oh, I really hope not.....and if you've read the WHOLE thing you're pretty familiar with me, you've given me much more to read and learn. It practically feels like "sisterhood" already! :)

Melody said...

Lovely.

What some folks call coincidences, I call gifts of grace.

Enjoy.

Melody said...

P.S. From now on you can call me
"Stardust Melody"

Geo said...

b.: Yeah, I do go on, don't I?

(And yes, I read every word.)

Melody: If you're teaching a class on Primal Scream, I think it's only right we should call you Stardust.