The Enchanted Mirror

from Kindred by Monica Richards

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This song comes from an original poem from 1998.

lyrics

Hush! Listen...
This is my most secret voice -

The transient opinion that shapes and creates.
The Great Protector has wandered off
and all the efforts of an indifferent hand suffers in
the end.

I am brightest when misunderstood:

Legend in performance
with curtsy, a hand in Modest protest.
Beware Demand, for the gift is then meager.

I am ultimately myself -
A reeling, changing Unsurety.
An insomniatic Heart.
A steeley flickering of Light.
A moment in time separate from Mind.
But a voice.
Always, a voice.
Tenderest to those who will not own me.

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from Kindred, released January 1, 2014
Percussion by Lesley Malone
Additional strings programmed by Caroline Jago
Mixed by Monica Richards

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Monica Richards Los Angeles, California

Best known for her musical work as half of the critically acclaimed duo, Faith and the Muse, and her own solo releases, Monica is a composer, writer and artist living near Los Angeles.

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