Indigo Eyes

Fire burning in a hill
The lines are rocky rough
Red angels wait to pick remains
The cindered shoulder
Of confused men
Separate from there, their awe
With grey desire
He looks out mad
His soft grey indigo eyes
Indigo eyes
Indigo eyes
Asking

His heaven is uncovered not
A black tree blocks his way
His way is skating round a dome
His way is in dismay
The playmate sings
Like Orphee in some thunder world
Asking to be bathed in light
To be exemplified
Like Orphee in some thunder world
Asking to be bathed in light
To be exemplified

With grey desire, he looks out mad
His soft grey indigo eyes
Indigo eyes

Saw his past
He had dug for trust
With blind infected hands
And wondered as the hurt bit hard
Why the sacred weren’t at hand
Only when his ears were deaf
To the angels light burst waves
Only when his ears were deaf
Did life turn from fog to fog
But not evil but estranged
Was not evil but estranged

Indigo eyes, indigo eyes
Indigo eyes, indigo eyes

With grey desire
He looks out mad
His soft grey
Indigo eyes
Indigo eyes

Soft grey
Soft grey
Soft grey
Red angels wait to touch
A black tree
Blocks his way
Grey desire
Indigo eyes
Grey desire
Indigo eyes

Notes:
Orphee technically has a handful of meanings. The one most people are familiar with is the mythological character named Orpheus who was a gifted musician and who tried to rescue his wife, Eurydice, from the Underworld. Orpheus charmed Hades to such an extent that the Lord of the Underworld did allow him to rescue Eurydice, but on one condition – that he could not look upon her ever again. Orpheus quickly failed this condition and his wife was lost to him forever. Ultimately, Orpheus swore to never love another woman again, ultimately leading to a fit of jealousy among the wild women of Thrace who tore Orpheus apart limb from limb. The second meaning of Orpheus is a bit generalized from the mythology tale and refers generally to poets and musicians. The final meaning is that Orpheus is also one o the names of the constellation of Hercules. (Credit to Daniella Silbersher for pointing these out!)

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