The Seven Names of Gondolin

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Walled off
Safe and secluded

Only need yourself
No outside cause

Those of action
Love earthen barriers
They mark clear limits
So effects come quickly

Isolation is good
Can focus this way
No outside interference
Can keep order

Maintain a distance
Pull back
Momentary Communication
Pull back

Where are the others?

Alone inside these walls
This separation is draining
Dialogue is halting
Mind is cluttering up

We need a shifting permanence to cope with what is stagnant.
We need these full relations to enrich what never changes.
But I’m losing my bearings, and it’s harder and harder to find those points.
Too much pulling back, too much distance.

A short fall
Into safe, tepid water
Drive my face into the mud
Try to stay out of sight

I can feel
My bones dismantling
My flesh is tearing
Tries to incorporate the outside

Can’t sustain both impulses.
This won’t work out.


from Ancient Cartography EP, released April 14, 2011



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