The Dove Princess

A song written at the request of the Lion King.

Down beside a lake of old, a maid sits quietly…
‘Neath a tree head high and bold, it’s him she waits to see…A hunter rode strong through the wood, Doves to bring down from the sky…
One of them eluded him, white wings beneath the trees.

It was a day in autumn past,
The leaves were gold and wind was cold.
In living stone their love was cast,
For others all to see.

She took a step towards him and then
He turned to face his new companion.
Pure white hair flew through the air…
His true love he did see.

He bore her up upon his horse and rode back through the wood…
Spoke sweet nothings in her ear, love her as best he could…

Through green meadows, over brooks, he carried her off to his castle…
Through the gates, he put her down, as gently a bird.

Holding hands they danced together,
In a room all cool and quiet…
Passion’s flame was kindled there
Doves flying through wood.

When he woke was bright as day, and winter had arrived…
When he looked for his true love, she was not by his side…

He searched high and low forever, time that should be spent on living…
Till he came back to that lake, he lay down and he died.

Soon came two young lovers, laughing,
There they found him, ‘neath the tree…
Buried him within its shade
And prayed on bended knee.

As they knelt there, praying on, a Dove flew through the day…
She sang a song all sad and bright, for what they could not say…

Then she leapt into the air, and left behind two pure white feathers…
They drifted down onto the grave, but Dove had gone away…

The Dove spread her wings and flew away…
The Dove spread her wings and flew away…

by Andrew Blackwood MacBaine the Purple
© 1995 Drew Nicholson

 

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