Tuesday, February 5, 2008


A little too abstract, a little too wise,
It is time for us to kiss the earth again,
It is time to let the leaves rain from the skies,
Let the rich life run to the roots again.
- Robinson Jeffers

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Sailing down my golden river,
Sun and water all my own,
Yet I was never alone.
Sun and water, old life givers,
I'll have them where e'er I roam,
And I was not far from home.
Sunlight glancing on the water,
Life and death are all my own,
Yet I was never alone.
Life to raise my sons and daughters,
Golden sparkles in the foam,
And I was not far from home.
Sailing down this winding highway,
Travelers from near and far,
Yet I was never alone.
Exploring all the little by-ways,
Sighting all the distant stars,
And I was not far from home.

Words & music by Pete Seeger, 1971

("Calendar Series: 24th Month / Virgin Forest, Golden River and Seedings," by Old Girl Of The North Country, painted in gouache and watercolor in 1987)


Dale said...


Anonymous said...

I love Pete Seeger's song "Not Far From Home". It fits your painting beautifully. Did you know that there is a petition to nominate Pete Seeger for a Nobel Peace Prize? I would love to feature your painting on my webpage about Pete Seeger at www.squidoo.com/peteseeger.

am said...

anonymous -- You are welcome to use my painting on your webpage. Please indicate that the painting is copyrighted by Old Girl Of The North Country. Thanks for asking.