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  • Tonight’s inspiration comes from two main sources. Firstly, Leonard Cohen in general is a constant inspiration; he is one of the few musicians who operates as a poet first, which is my aim. He doesn’t have a personal blog, so I will thank Hannah over at fuckyeahmrleonardcohen for posting great Cohen content. Secondly, I’ll thank the blogger at s-p-r-i-n-g- for posting warm and sunny images. I found this blog on my phone while I waited in the freezing cold for the bus this morning. While looking at it, my head started piecing together these lyrics. Enjoy!

         Spring nights

    Those spring nights are lost; and this winter is long.
    But I won’t forget your warmth.
    No, I won’t forget

    When you loved me on those spring nights
    I almost knew why I’m here.
    I tried to grasp the truth like water,
    but my fingers only found your hair—
    and that was good enough.

    CHORUS

    When you loved me on those spring nights
    I whispered away my pain.
    Too quiet for you to hear the words,
    but loud enough to hear their meaning.
    I wanted you to respond, but you only smiled—
    and that was good enough.

    CHORUS

    When you loved me on those springs nights
    I confused the humid air with lust.
    We were a spark, and we were fire itself.
    I sank in the steam, willing to drown,
    but I floated to the surface on your body—
    and that was good enough.

    CHORUS

    I am ready for the spring—
    when legs come out from hibernation
    to form two perfect paths beneath sun dresses.
    I am ready for the spring—
    when the sun shines on flushed faces
    to draw attention to eager lips and eager smiles.
    I am ready for the spring—
    when fruit and flowers fill the air with heady perfume
    to convince the birds and bees and us to start love making.
    I am ready for the spring.
    But is spring ready for me?

    For Taylor at acid-daisies and all the other wallflowers out there. Free downloads are here (enter $0 as price). Much love. — Kavalier Calm

         Flower

    You stand alone, swaying in the breeze.
    You thaw my winter heart like spring.

    Flower, I want you in my hair.
    Flower, I want you in my hand.

    Daisy, you hide in a bed of roses.
    But you, my love, are my chosen.
    CHORUS

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    I woke to the sound of songbirds
    and turned to you in the pale morning light.
    Maybe it was their music, but you seemed at peace
    asleep in the warm spring air, asleep next to me.

    Spring is my favorite season because
    spring is the season of skirts.
    Spring is my favorite season because
    spring is the season of flirts.

    stillbutterfly:

    Hello, followers.  It is time to hibernate.  Please join me in sleeping for the next few months.  If we all hibernate together, none of us can be held individually responsible.  Society will just have to adjust.

    Seriously, I wish we hibernated through winter. But I don’t want to give up time I have to live. So, to balance it out, like bears, I want to just take 30 minute naps all spring and summer.

    (via skasaher)

    We had spring weather over the weekend, and it might snow again today, but it’s too late: I’m twitterpated.

    I just noticed my queue is all beaches and palm trees. Spring is filling my head.