I am the mountainy singer
I am the mountainy singer,
And I would sing of the Christ
Who followed the paths thro' the mountains
To eat at the people's tryst.
He loved the sun-dark people
As the young man loves his bride,
And he moved among their thatches,
And for them he was crucified.
And the people loved him, also,
More than their houses or lands,
For they had known his pity
And felt the touch of his hands.
And they dreamed with him in the mountains
And they walked with him on the sea,
And they prayed with him in the garden,
And bled with him on the tree.
Not ever by longing and dreaming
May they come to him now,
But by the thorns of sorrow
That bruised his kingly brow.
Submitted by Ferdinando Albeggiani
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