The Fly (Blake)

from Ruby Saloon by Max Heinegg

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The Fly (Blake)

Little Fly,
Thy summer's play
My thoughtless hand
Has brushed away.
Am not I
A fly like thee?
Or art not thou
A man like me?

For I dance
And drink, and sing,
Till some blind hand
Shall brush my wing.

If thought is life
And strength and breath
And the want
Of thought is death;
Then am I
A happy fly,
If I live,
Or if I die.

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from Ruby Saloon, released June 6, 2010

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Max Heinegg Boston, Massachusetts

Max Heinegg. Singer-guitarist and songwriter, poet and adapter of classic poems, rock and roll vocalist... all about lyrics, vocals, and guitars.
Songs here are from Sand Painting (2015) Ruby Saloon (2010) These Familiar Days (2007) and By June (2004).
In the late 90s I fronted The High Ceilings in the Boston scene, from the Rumble to the 'Dise.
In the early 90s, I fronted the Hounds in NYC.
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