The Hunters, The Lance & The Horn

from by John Terlazzo & Voices in the Hall

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The Hunters, The Lance & The Horn

In the emerald green, where no children sing,
On the forest floor, near the hidden spring,
Amid diamonds & rubies & drops of blood,
The wounded one waits for instructions from above.

All the ladies in silk, the stable hands at dawn,
The young maids with their milk, the choir with its song,
As the daylight approaches & bleeds upon the stones –
Morning is gentle for all that they know.

All manner of austerities, all manner of grace,
All manner of prosperities, all manner of taste,
To the one who is bleeding on this mossy ground –
All is illusion save that one holy sound.

What is the nature of a tightly strung bow?
What is the flavor of an arrow let go?
What salutations, what words do you say,
What manner of etiquette as you fall upon your prey?

The song of the hound, the song of the horn,
The song of the flesh as it’s offered & torn.
It’s not in the response, they won’t find it in the call.
Tell them this treasure is fair game for all.

Bring on these hunters, the lance & the horn.
There is nothing to protect here – neither malice nor scorn.
Bring on these hunters to the mouth of my cave.
Tell them this beast is not afraid.
Tell them this beast is not afraid…

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from Barbarian Hymns, released January 1, 2014

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John Terlazzo & Voices in the Hall York, Pennsylvania

Voices In The Hall: Songwriter / Poet John Terlazzo on vocals, guitar, Indian harmonium, Kristina Machusick on vocals, flute, recorders & Paul Wegmann on vocals, lead guitars. Together
they have become one moving, breathing creature, offering up a rich array of "Modern Surrealist Gypsy Folk", & described as "Marc Chagall gone aural" and "Leonard Cohen meets Rumi".
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