Way to Avalon

For Sandra

We have set out on our way

taking no heed of time.

Through rain and mists and winter night,

undeterred and ready for everything.

We have listened to the call of the stars

and to the whisper of leaves in the branches,

and far off a wind is blowing

that makes us walk on.

For so long we've been

on our way to Avalon.

For so long

on our way ...

I have shown you my wounds.

You have told me your grief.

Each one of us has chosen

his own time to speak or to be silent.

We have drawn the bow together

- our enemies were never far away! -

and come to know each other ever better

with the passing years.

For so long ...

We don't know whom we have been yesterday,

and little of today will remain tomorrow.

A mirror - an anchor - a thread -

we still have no destination.

We have never seen the sun

or looked into bottomless chasms.

Our steps die away

like the names we were given.

For so long ...

One day we'll have disappeared

like shadows, fading and mild.

We are going towards a nowhere,

a dream and a song and an image.

One day we won't even need the quest any more,

we won't need anything to hold us.

Then the new light of nevermore will dawn,

our destination - and the end of the world.

For so long we've been

On our way to Avalon.

For so long

on our way

to Avalon.

Crystal 2003

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