Michael Woodhead

MAGIC FIRE

Written & Composed by Michael Woodhead
Copyright © 1972, 2020

Bathe in the magic fire
Be not afeared of what is in the air
Be not afeared of what is in thy hair
They are only magic flames from the magic fire
They won't hurt thee, no

Sleep in the magic fire
Close not thine eyes, 'tis needful to see
What, now, hath chanced upon me and thee
They are only magic flames from the magic fire
Weep thou, not, love, no

Lie in the magic fire
Here is my hand -- put it, now, in thine
Here is my hand to guide you down the line
Through the dancing magic flames of the magic fire
Hide not away, no

Weep in the magic fire
Here is my heart -- put it , now, with thee
Here are mine eyes with which thou canst see
Through the blinding magic flames of the magic fire
See them not, love, no


[Title inspired by the column of fire in H Rider Hggard's 'Ayesha, She-Who-Must-Be-Obeyed' series]


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