RELEASED: APRIL 4, 2015 • FULL MOON IN LIBRA
From the Moon to the Earth is a 21-piece song cycle from composer and recording artist J S Kingfisher. One piece from the cycle was released as a single every full moon from February 14, 2014 to September 27, 2015, when the entire project was released as a two-disc set. Sabbatum Sanctum marked the fifteenth release of the series.
Recorded, mixed, and mastered by J S Kingfisher
at Goddess of Mercy Studio in Bel Air, California.
Copyright © J S Kingfisher. All rights reserved.
Christ in the Sepulchre, Guarded by Angels
Detail by William Blake, 1805
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Beneath a sodden Lenten sky
I sit zazen with open eyes
Can’t rise above the din
Won’t land inside my skin
Still something core within arrives
The vines are winding, serpentine
The insects crowd the window screen
Rain falls like mirrored pearls
The rainbow puddles swirl
A world unfurls from black to green
Spring comes on leaves of fall
and graves of winter white
The hungry newborn light
that feeds upon the ashes of the night
The weft and weaving of the dance
where all is paid for in advance
Below the swollen river flows
To sea then cloud then back it goes
A deep desire I can’t explain
comes softly tapping like the rain
A fragile memory
A form I can’t quite see
A whispering at the windowpane
What dies, who rises from this dream?
What suffers how, who is redeemed?
Who’s lost among the trees?
Who’s hiding in the leaves?
What child so silent and serene?
A pilgrim soul like fallow earth
awaits a seed
This lack is holy
Holy is the gift, holy the need
O river, flow in hope,
trust, and surrender
Reconcile what’s broken within me
Love, peace, and presence lost I pray
rises again this Easter day