A BLACKBIRD SINGS IN BASIN STREET

 A blackbird sings in Basin Street

As evening kisses the day

The lamp outside is the setting sun

Its light steals the night away

 

All around this little house

That means so much to you and me

Whispers of a misty evening

Romances each gentle tree

 

The canal is in its silence

As swans embrace

Waterhens make circles

Our love in Naas

 

So let us celebrate each moment

As the stars multiply the sky

And evening melts into timelessness

There is no such word as why

 

Now I murmur sweet nothingness

As snowdrops lay in flower

For all I have I give to you

From now with every hour