For Leonard Co: A Thousand Moons Ago

a thousand moons ago

i saw your face on the pavement
i heard them speak your name
while floating lanterns bade goodbye
lighting up the cold night sky.

a world of words in praise of you
and brushstrokes of a mourning hue
oh, how our days dimmed so
to see your verdant dream die.

it came to pass
as you had written
a thousand moons ago
when you were cradled by the mountains
and the north star guided you
foot soldiers stole
a life so lush
and all that's good in you
now, you're every flower that holds your name
and every ground that honors you.

to the forest trails whereon you've walked
the bed of moss whereon you've lain
the canopy of twigs entwined
there we shall go, there we shall go.

words and music by Lingling Maranan-Claver

Vocal and Guitar: Lingling Maranan-Claver
Cello: Blinky Romero
Mandolin: Bong Ramilo

Video by Paul Ignacio

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