Ivory Castle Walls

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2) Ivory Castle Walls
By Willie DE

On the misty fields
The wilderness comes to life.
The bluebirds sing to the grasshoppers
On this damp autumn evening
Outside these Ivory Castle walls.

Curtains close, candles die.
I fold into the castle that’s mine.
Forever within myself,
I swim despairingly—
Inside these Ivory Castle walls.

Near the wild of the field she waits?
For these ivory castle walls to come down.

Cold-hearted beast
Roams those misty fields.
She’s not afraid to wander
in the flesh of spring!
—Outside these Ivory Castle walls.

What is sacred is where I can’t go.
By the flowers in the highest field.
Her mind glides,
—in a current of air
Beyond these ivory castle walls.


I Imaginine her freedom
I pray hard for my thoughts of love
This year, she’ll lie in the misty fields.
And maybe, together, we will hear the castle walls come down.


from Thunder Train, released October 25, 2016



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Willie DE Charlottesville, Virginia

A native of Central Virginia, Willie has toured extensively and shared the stage or opened for a diverse group of top-flight musicians including the North Mississippi All-stars, David Olney & Sergio Webb, Ivan & Alyosha, Alash Ensemble, Eric Taylor, and The Hackensaw Boys. His first solo album, Egg Cracked, The Bird Went Wild, is full of songs of rebirth and regeneration. ... more

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