How and When Floating Poetry Came to Be

 
 
I use the phrase Floating Poetry to express the feelings and sensations that some unique songs are able to convey.
 
To me, a song is a "Flying Poem", so from that simple idea, that of a poem gliding on air, literally "floating", the concept "Floating Poetry" came to be.
 
There is a nice story behind the fact of how and when to me songs turned into "Flying Poems".
 
A long time ago, on the early days of September 1977, while waiting for the start of my senior year in High School, I had a lot of spare time to get to know my new surroundings (basically how to get used to the english language on a 24 hour basis), down at Vernon, Connecticut.
 
I watched TV in the mornings, mostly game shows and reruns. In the afternooms I read some magazines.
 
After a few days, I run out of magazines, so I turned to the collection of available music records.
 
Everything went fairly smoothe until I bumped into the flashy cover of an rather peculiar album by one Mr Stevie Wonder.
 
 
 
 
From the very first moment, I got mesmerized by Stevie’s quirky ways with lyrics and his infinite perspectives to portray human love with words.
 
From that moment on, I would continuously listen to this album and read the lyrics once and again. The only thing that forced me to part ways with this album was the start of classes.
 
It was this amazing album that introduced me to art of this genius, Mr Stevland Morris AKA Stevie Wonder.
 
This album is unique in many diverse dimensions, but lyrics get the lion’s share by a large margin.
 
The most frequent and powerful theme addressed by Stevie’s lyrics in this album is love.
 
Most people picture Isn’t She Lovely when they think of this record.
 
That is a beautiful song about fatherly love. BTW, this song includes Aisha Zakiya Morris’ first recording (she is the baby laughing).
 
Aisha happens to be Stevie’s eldest child, and a great female singer in her own right.
 
But it would be another song that put a spell on my heart forever, a song that would change my understanding of love between a man and a woman.
 
It is kind of paradoxical the fact that the title of the song is as short as it gets, but nonetheless the lyrics are so powerful.
 
The name of the song is "As", and these are the lyrics:
 
 
As around the sun the earth knows shes revolving
And the rosebuds know to bloom in early may
Just as hate knows loves the cure
You can rest your mind assure
That Ill be loving you always

As now cant reveal the mistery of tomorrow
But in passing will grow older every day
Just as all is born is new
Do you know what I say is true
That Ill be loving you always

Until the rainbow burns the stars out in the sky
Always
Until the ocean covers every mountain high
Always
Until the dolphin flies and parrots live at sea
Always
Until we dream of life and life becomes a dream

Did you know that true love asks for nothing
Her acceptance is the way we pay
Did you know that life has given love a guarantee
To last through forever and another day

Just as time knew to move on since the beginning
And the seasons know exactly when to change
Just as kindness knows no shame
Know through all your joy and pain
That Ill be loving you always

As today I know Im living but tomorrow
Could make me the past but that I mustnt fear
For Ill know deep in my mind
The love of me Ive left behind
Cause Ill be loving you always

Until the day is night and night becomes the day
Always
Until the trees and sea just up and fly away
Always
Until the day that 8x8x8 is 4
Always
Until the day that is the day that are no more
Did you know youre loved by somebody?
Until the day the earth starts turning right to left
Always
Until the earth just for the sun denies itself
Ill loving you forever
Until dear mother nature says her work is through
Always
Until the day that you are me and I am you
Al~~~~~wa~~~~~~~~~aa~~~~~~~~~aa~~~
Until the rainbow burns the stars out in the sky
~~~~~~~~~~aa~~~~~~~~~aa~~~~~~~~~aa~~~
Until the ocean covers every mountain high
~~~aa~~~~~~~~~aa~~~~~~~~~ys

We all know sometimes lifes hates and troubles
Can make you wish you were born in another time and space
But you can bet your life times that and twice its double
That God knew exactly where he wanted you to be placed
So make sure when you say youre in it but not of it
Youre not helping to make this earth a place sometimes called hell
Change your words into truths and then change that truth into love
And maybe our childrens grandchildren
And their great-great grandchildren will tell

Ill be loving you
Until the rainbow burns the stars out in the sky
Loving you
Until the ocean covers every mountain high
Loving you
Until the dolphin flies and parrots live at sea
Loving you
Until we dream of life and life becomes a dream
Be loving you
Until the day is night and night becomes the day
Loving you
Until the trees and seas up, up and fly away
Loving you
Until the day that 8x8x8x8 is 4
Loving you
Until the day that is the day that are no more
Loving you
Until the day the earth starts turning right to left
Be loving you
Until the earth just for the sun denies itself
Loving you
Until dear mother nature says her work is through
Loving you
Until the day that you are me and I am you
Now aint that loving you
Until the rainbow burns the stars out in the sky
Aint that loving you
Until the ocean covers every mountain high
And Ive got to say always
Until the dolphin flies and parrots live at sea
Al~~~~~~~~~wa~~~~~~~~~~~~ays
Until we dream of life and life becomes a dream
Um al~~~~~~~~~wa~~~~~~~~~~~~ays
Until the day is night and night becomes the day
Al~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~wa~~~~~~~~~ays
Until the trees and sea just up and fly away
Al~~~~~wa~~~~~~~~~~aa~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Until the day that 8x8x8 is 4
~~~~~~~~aa~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~aa~~~~~~~~~~~~aa
Until the day that is the day that are no more
Aa~~~~~~~~~~~~aa~~~~aa~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ays
Until the day the earth starts turning right to left
Al~~~~~~~~wa~~~~~~a~~~~~~~~~~~~aa
Until the earth just for the sun denies itself
~~~~~~aa~~~~~~~~aa~~~~~~aa~~~~~~ays
Until dear mother nature says her work is through
Al~~~~ways
Until the day that you are me and I am you

Until the rainbow burns the stars out in the sky
Until the ocean covers every mountain high
Until the dolphin flies and parrots live at sea
Until we dream of life and life becomes a dream
Until the day is night and night becomes the day
Until the trees and sea just up and fly away
Until the day that 8x8x8 is 4
Until the day that is the day that are no more
Until the day the earth starts turning right to left
Until the earth just for the sun denies itself
Until dear mother nature says her work is through
Until the day that you are me and I am you

 
To make sure that you get into the right mood to read and get the message of the song, check it out here:
 
 
It’s incredible how this funky jazz shakes me in such a strong way.
 
Stevie’s convoluted use of the english language in this song gets me into a roller-coaster ride through the mysteries of love.
 
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