Lyrics: Said you’d give me light but you never told me about the fire
Drowning in the sea of love where everyone would love to drown
And he was just like a great dark wing
Hold on, the night is coming
And the starling flew for days
You’re the poet in my heart
Inspiration: “I have given him a little light, and it is burning him
worse than his own fire.”
“A hawk may take the starling, or storms drown her in the sea, or
she may forget all and follow a lover, as once you followed one,
Branwen, daughter of Llyr.”
“Drowning In The Sea of Love” is also the title of a song by R&B
artist Joe Simon from 1971
Sleep came once more, like a great soft dark wing.
Night is coming, and I will get sleepy.
Long and lonely was the bird’s [starling’s] flight.
She [Branwen] was a poet, and it [the starling] was her pupil.
Source: “The Children Of Llyr” – Evangeline Walton