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Artwork, songs and stories contributed by other artists of Athens.  Enjoy!

Enchanted Evening
By Flamesong
 
A clear night sky,
The stars shine brightly.
There's magic in the air,
Night sounds so lightly.
So listen dear,
It's all around you.
the music clear,
and passion finds you.
The music plays,
of happy days!
An enchanted evening.

Listen to the music as it's calling you.;
Time seems to stand still, and the moon is shining through.
Nature all around you, in her brightest hue.....
One enchanted evening.

The clear song reaches out,
It's rhythm holds you.
The heart cries out,
And the passion breaks through.
Return the call,
And let it take you.
In nature's thrall,
gives joy to all!
An enchanted evening.

Listen to the music as it's calling you.;
Time seems to stand still, and the moon is shining through.
Nature all around you, in her brightest hue.....
One enchanted evening.

Just let the music take you away,
To a brighter place.
Come and join the sound,
There's music from the ground.
The heartbeat of mother earth is all around.

Listen to the music as it's calling you.;
Time seems to stand still, and the moon is shining through.
Nature all around you, in her brightest hue.....
One enchanted evening.

One enchanted evening........

One enchanted evening........


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Puffin by Fiannah

Bewitched—Part II

By Anika

"Tarot Readings: $10 for 5 minutes"

You saw the sign and said

"What the hell.

If nothing else, it’ll be a laugh."

So you stepped inside the booth

And sat across the woman with

The mystical cards.

This one was unlike the others

Just trying to earn a buck—

She took the Tarot seriously, knowing

Well their divination powers.

She set the cards upon the table

And talked of past, of present,

Of things to come

And as the truth of her words rang in your ears

You quickly found that she was worth

Much more than just a laugh.

Then she began to talk of

Matters of your heart.

You would soon find love again, she said,

One hesitant at first

But that would blossom into

True, enduring love.

Then she went on to say

That it would start with you two far apart

Meeting, perhaps, through the internet.

And as the cards fell silent, you felt

A chill all through your soul

Knowing exactly of whom she spoke.

As we think about this months later,

Who knew she’d tap

The spell I’d invoked?

3/23/2002

rev. 3/24/2002

rev. 4/3/2002

If This Is the Last Kiss, Let’s Make It Last All Night

By Anika

 

I knew the day would come you'd have to leave.

You never gave me promises of forever.

But I didn't think the time would come so soon

When you'd tell me "I have to leave at next dawn."

I never thought heartache could hurt this bad.

Please let me hold you in these final hours

And pray that Helios may never again ride the sky,

For at the start of his next trip, you'll be gone.

CHORUS:

If this kiss will be our last, my love,

Let's make it last all night.

Give me a kiss strong enough

To ease my heart until I die.

We'll hold the dawn at bay with the strength of our love--

If this is the last kiss, let's make it last all night.

The birds are chirping now--cover your ears.

First light touches the horizon--don't open your eyes.

I thought I could bear to see you go

But how hard it is to hear "Goodbye"!

Wherever your journeys take you, please remember me

And the love we shared one beautiful spring.

There'll come a day, when we're old and grey,

When we fondly think of words we spoke one mild starlit night.

CHORUS

 

~12 May 2001

Bewitched--Part I

By Anika

When I was learning magic they told me:

"Never do a love spell.

They’re bad news

And they never work as you intend

And they’re just unethical besides."

So I never thought about it.

And anyway, I’d never be desperate enough

To need one.

So when my heart was ripped

From my chest and

Smashed to pieces by some lame excuse,

I only thought to heal my soul

And reassure myself that it wasn’t

The final end.

I knew the Spirits would listen

And I knew they’d help me heal

But I didn’t expect them to heed my plea:

"When the time is right,

Bring The One to me."

Thinking the words would fade

Into distant memory,

I pushed on with life,

Wanting most of all to be able to

Say to him, if we met again, that I

Was doing just great, with the words

"Without you" hanging unspoken

In the air.

For the most part, I was succeeding.

Making new friends like you didn’t hurt.

If my own life was somewhat boring

--Successful, but boring—

I could simply drop a mention

Of what new project

You were working on

As if to tell him

"You are not the most

Interesting person I’ve ever met."

Then you told me you were

In love with me.

Even though it had never

Occurred to me before,

You loving me,

Me loving you,

It all made perfect sense.

Though I couldn’t figure out

How it had happened.

As a joke you said that

It was a fairy that dragged

You into the coffeehouse that day

And moved your lips so you were talking to me.

We laughed at the picture

Of a tiny fairy dragging your large frame

By your shirt collar,

Until it hit me like a blinding light:

That’s exactly what had happened,

Though it wasn’t a fairy:

It was the Spirits of the Heart

Knowing I was ready

Knowing you were ready

Knowing we were ready

To be in love

With each other.

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Wolf Cub by Fiannah

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