Lawrence Raab reads
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All My Life’s a Struggle with Water and Wind All my life’s a struggle with water and wind. two against one must be my story— as I make my way into the earth under the waves. There’s no country I can call my own. But I’ve learned to grow strong by being still. I know if I fail I’ll be broken, and all that’s part of me will be torn from me. Let me find my place among the stones, and be held. All That Adorns Me Keeps Me All that adorns me keeps me silent as I step among the grasses or trouble the water. Sometimes I’m lifted by the high winds far above your houses, and when the sweep of clouds carries me away you may think you can hear my song—how clear and strange it is—the voice of abeing traveling alone and far from sleep— a spirit, a ghost, no one like yourself. Listen to more readings from The Word Exchange »