Into The Mystic

I love that song! I should have named this fourth piece in my Alaska series Into The Mystic. Maybe I’ll dream Van Morrison tonight. But the title for this piece comes from another famous poet, Emily Dickinson – The Warf Is Still. It works, but, darn it, it should have been Into The Mystic.

Here’s a link to Van’s song. If you don’t know it, I think you’ll want to.

And here’s the lyrics:

Into The Mystic

We were born before the wind
Also younger than the sun

Ere the bonnie boat was won
As we sailed into the mystic

Hark, now hear the sailors cry
Smell the sea and feel the sky
Let your soul and spirit fly into the mystic

And when that foghorn blows
I will be coming home

And when the foghorn blows
I want to hear it I don’t have to fear it

and I want to rock your gypsy soul
Just like way back in the days of old
And magnificently we will flow into the mystic

When that fog horn blows
You know I will be coming home

And when that fog horn whistle blows
I got to hear it I don’t have to fear it

and I want to rock your gypsy soul
Just like way back in the days of old
And together we will flow into the mystic

Come on, girl
Too late to stop now

Written by Van Morrison • Copyright © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc

2 comments

  1. What a lovely blend of visual art and music. Visually, your painting (is that the right noun?) evokes so much with so little. Incorporating Miss Emily’s quatrain adds a completely different dimension to the work.

    I’ve been a fan of Into The Mystic since the first time I actually focused on the lyrics. The line that always stood out for me is “When that fog horn blows/ I’ve got to hear it/I don’t have to fear it.

    I’m not sure why it it resonates and yet it does.

    Anyhow, thanks for sharing. You seem to be creative.

    Liked by 1 person

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