Fellow in the North

 

I was away when you came to me that day

On the first of the final month 

Left in my place was the memory of my face

From a time far more innocent and young

 

Ten years ago, when I made the woods my home

I was sick of the life I'd led

I'm here on my own, though I never feel alone

In the silence, all is said

 

Far from the shame of the sedentary game,

I began to find truth in my task

I'll never blame, for I'll never be the same

In the wild, all lessons last

 

Deep in the trees, where the beggar finds his peace

In the arms of a knotted elm, 

I could reclaim what I knew of my old name

And return to the head of the helm 

 

I was humbled by the stars, 

You were hollow from the start

 

I left with nothing

Life for the bluffing

Fled to the forest

Northward bound

 

I was humbled by the stars, 

You were hollow from the start (x2,750)

 

Here in the cold, I will live the life I chose

As the Fellow in the North