Tune of the Bani
William J. Hall - January 3, 1979

  1 I've been here and I've been there and
  2 Watch the weather falls
  3 Just like a letter from heaven
  4 Running up the alleys
  5 Thunder in the valleys
  6 Above the walls
  7 And over the garden
  8 I've seen this and I've seen that and
  9 Alabaster halls
  10 Filled with the whispers of wise men
  11 Poring in the windows
  12 Lightning in the shadows
  13 'Till morning calls
  14 And finds me all golden
  15    Futures passing all in all
  16    And all the time
  17    Weather falls
  18 With the devil on the one hand
  19 On the other the deep blue sea
  20 And I'm dancing in the middle
  21 To the tune of the Bani
 
  22 The sunrise and the sunset and
  23 Surely in between
  24 Is something more than illusion
  25 Here the hour found us
  26 Turning all around us
  27 Where freedom falls away from confusion.
  28 Count the world and images and
  29 All these things I've seen
  30 Seem like a weighty allusion
  31 Dig: the fog conceals it
  32 And the sound reveals it
  33 At last it crawls
  34 Into this conclusion:
  35    Futures passing all in all
  36    And all the time
  37    Weather falls
  38 With the devil on the one hand
  39 On the other the deep blue sea
  40 And I'm dancing in the middle
  41 To the tune of the Bani
 
  42 Like a wave upon the ocean
  43 And opening before my eyes
  44 Wherein the universal motion
  45 The nexus lies
 
  46 Light blue light for conversation
  47 Lavender so so silently
  48 Golden light of all creation
  49 And touches me
  50 With the tune of the Bani
 
  51 I've been rich and I've been poor and
  52 Really am the same
  53 As in these lines I have written
  54 Just a vague suggestion
  55 In answer to a question
  56 The writer stalls
  57 On words yet unspoken
  58 I've seen joy and I've seen pain and
  59 living in my name
  60 Are shades of roses and lichen
  61 The cities of Urantia
  62 Memories of Lemuria
  63 Like crystal balls
  64 And doors that stand open
  65    Futures passing all in all
  66    And all the time
  67    Weather falls
  68 With the devil on the one hand
  69 On the other the deep blue sea
  70 And I'm dancing in the middle
  71 To the tune of the Bani
 


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