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Sleeping Beauty
and the Beast
in telepathic messages
in looks and smiles
and looks away
in anything but words
surrounded by her hedge of thorns
protected by his hairy roughness
Sleeping Beauty
and the Beast
went flying with the birds

the birds all turned
and spoke to Beauty
"why this merry dance
you lead your Beast?
do you not know for sure
what you may yet unmask?"
and to the Beast
they twittered
easty noises of encouragement
-- quite what he dared
believe his goal
they could not bear to ask

for Sleeping Beauty cannot
be awakened but by One True Kiss
from One True Prince who cuts
the One True Way through her defence
the Beast meanwhile
can barely smile
since Belle gave up on him
and wed another
Sleeping Beauty and the Beast?
can that make sense?

no sense at all
nor logic
for these matters are of love
and of the heart
as it is written
it is spoken
it is done
and hopeless dreams of hope may turn
in time
and Sleeping Beauty
and the Beast
may yet discover
what is Two and what is One

for Beauty's One True Prince
and Beauty's Beast
may yet be found the same
and Beast's True Belle
and Beauty
may yet turn out to be One
and Sleeping Beauty
and the Beast
must dance this minuet
in different guises
for eternity
until the lesson's done


from Bush of Thorns, released December 16, 2002




Fit and the Conniptions London

I'm Wayne Myers, a singer-songwriter from London. I've been recording and performing increasingly misnamed bluesy folk-rock under the name Fit and the Conniptions since December 2005.

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