The Seed in the Soil
Author: D. Barron
Air: THUGAMAR FÉIN AN SAMHRADH LINN

Performed by the Carlow Storytellers

Dublin Core

Title

The Seed in the Soil
Author: D. Barron
Air: THUGAMAR FÉIN AN SAMHRADH LINN

Performed by the Carlow Storytellers

Subject

The traditional air is a celebration of summer. The new words seek to reflect and celebrate all four seasons in their ongoing cycles of the Natural world.

Description

Lyrics:

The seed in the soil creeps up to the light
Seeking new life in Springtime cold;
The slow beat of life shows green, shows white,
Growing new buds in flower and grove.

The flower, bud and leaf then burst into life,
Pulsing with sap as Springtime thrives;
The riot of life leaps up to the sky;
Lush life from the sun; bees fill hives.

In full Summer bloom all Nature’s in tune,
God’s bounty fills each vale and hill;
All fish, flesh and fowl, bole, branch and flower
Thrill to the sound of stream and rill.

And when Autumn’s here the earth’s in good cheer
Sharing its wealth of fruit and grain;
The barns all full, the year’s nearly done,
God’s gifts replenished all again.

In late Autumn sun the earth’s work is done,
Energy spent, it’s time to sleep;
The leaves and flowers return to their bowers,
Feed for the seeds in Winter’s keep.

Publisher

From Carlow Streams

Contributor

Richard Breen

Files

Citation

“The Seed in the Soil Author: D. Barron Air: THUGAMAR FÉIN AN SAMHRADH LINN Performed by the Carlow Storytellers ,” From Carlow Streams, accessed May 17, 2021, https://fromcarlowstreams.ie/items/show/6.