Calaveras

 

Green Girl

01:16
Calaveras
05/01/2008
Greg Beattie

Story

Green Girl is the leaf-clad spring spirit, bringing fertility, mischief and irrepressible new life to the world.

Lyrics

Leaf-faced elf of spring has spoken Leaving me like quaking aspen Rooted deep but lightly shaking In the buffered breeze She brings light and flights of fancy Stolen from the God of dance she Flits and flies before my eyes and Kisses all she sees Toad and swallow rose and weed Know the green girl’s every deed On April wings at blazing speed The green girl comes to me Green girl tiptoes cross my lawn And lifts the summer sun beyond She stutters in the waking wind And shakes the berry vine She of wine and she of sorrow She of lovers in the meadow She who promises tomorrow’s Pleasures we will find Toad and swallow rose and weed Know the green girl’s every deed She makes the sap-veined pine tree bleed As she comes to me There is nothing I can teach her Bursts like bubbles if I touch her Playful star I only see her When I look away Toad and swallow rose and weed Know the green girl’s every deed In every shoot and every seed The green girl comes to me