Dance as dust before the sun

This quote comes from the poem “Dust” by Rupert Brooke. I carry a book of Brooke’s poems around with me. Like a talisman. A source of inspiration. There are so many beautiful phrases that set me tripping off into other worlds.

And dance as dust before the sun,
   And light of foot, and unconfined,
Hurry from road to road, and run
   About the errands of the wind.

If you want to read the rest of the poem. You can find it here.

I used phrases from this poem in a song:

Those that I’ve loved

Those that I’ve loved, went by me
Felt the whisper of water, nigh me
Saw hands that beckoned, shone were gone
In green and gold, and I went on

It’s a far away sea
The lonely wind caressing, says
Follow me, follow

Falling through the lightness of air
Past all desire, lost to me here
The sweet, quenching of the light
Against the flux, reaching for the height

It’s a far away sea
The lonely wind caressing, says
Follow me, follow

Dance now as the dust before the sun
Take flight, pure unconfined, road out to run
On earth, in air, down later days
Farewell to love

It’s a far away sea
The lonely wind caressing, says
Follow me, follow

Give me those moments back
Stand on your feet, that’s what you said
But the ground fell beneath your feet

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