Suzanne Vega
Crack in the wall

A crack appeared inside a wall
A door sprang up around it.
Each of these so finally drawn
I could not believe I found it.

A wildish wind blew it open wide
My childish mind followed on outside
And so I found myself among
My hearts delight surrounded.

A world of wonder lay without
It was all of nature’s calling.
With field and forest, cloud and sun
Cascades of salt water falling
With heights and valleys, dark ravines
Ivy thick and wild, deep and thorny scenes
And yet each thing did love its place
In the lap of all of nature’s sprawling.

And so and so it goes.

I asked the one whose land this was
If I could have a token
To take with me back to the other side
To have and hold unspoken.

I asked three times and was thrice denied.
I asked again without my pride
And found I’d lost the life I’d lived
Returned as one now broken.

A rag, a crumb, a withered leaf
In chilly winds of cold relief
I found myself as I once was
As from a dream awoken.

And so and so it goes.

But then a crack appeared inside a wall
And a door sprang up
Around it.

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Language: English
Available on: Tales From the Realm of the Queen of Pentacles (2014)

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