Gold & Frankincense

Gold & Frankincense

Bedded on roses
swaddled in silk
Covered in honey
and bathed in milk

I. Sipping hot tea brewed of
liquidized spices,
your musky fragrance
enchanted my senses

II. The savour of grapes
from which I was nourished
the fragrance of flowers
by which I was cherished

Divine – like frankincense
as spiritual as myrrh
fragrances spread
saturating the air

III. Smoke from the resin rose
and scents mingled
I tasted sweet kisses
while our fingers gently lingered

IV. Then just before dawn
opened up the skies
I hazily slumbered
guarded by your eyes

Divine – like frankincense
as spiritual as myrrh
fragrances spread,
saturating the air

Bedded on roses
swaddled in silk
Covered in honey
and bathed in milk

V. Carried in procession
as precious as gold
gifts by the kings
– I could have beheld

Frances Livings © 2005

 

Recording credits:

Artist: Frances Livings
Single: Gold & Frankincense
Label: Moontraxx Records, 2009
Frances Livings – voice
Greg Porée – classical guitar

 

‘Gold & Frankincense’ was inspired by a very magical and sensual night I spent in the arms of a lover. The very next day, still under the spell of this seductive experience, I wrote the poem. Like most of my spoken word pieces, the lyrics came to me first. It wasn’t until later that I found a musician, the American guitarist and composer Greg Porée, who created the perfect musical ambience for my reading with the sounds of a sensual and precious sounding guitar.

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