Saturday, May 28, 2005

And another

Diamonds Outside


When it’s cold outside
When the sky is grey
If you’re listening
You can hear him say

There are diamonds
diamonds outside.
Don’t you see the diamonds
diamonds outside?

When it’s cold and bleak
Is it really so?
Find the webs of dew
See the sun on snow

See the diamonds
diamonds outside
Don’t you see the diamonds
diamonds outside
The Wonders of this World

They shall see his face
and his name shall be on their foreheads.


Where have the wonders gone,
The wonders of this world?
Where are the gardens hanging in Babylon?
The fruit they longed for is gone from them.

The pyramids were stripped by Alexander
The great tombs of the pharaohs remain
From the seven
Protecting the husks of men
Preserved for eternal life.

Alexander renamed the city
Where a dusty lighthouse now
Would cast a shadow southwest
Pointing away from a new city
On a hill.

And the colossus of Rhodes was melted
After the bottom dropped out of the marketplace
Those who had no money were buying
Gold to pave the streets
Of a city they ware welcoming from a distance.