1. Over all the cooling sand,
the darkening blanket falls,
and just beyond the Coolibahs
I see the evening star - I see the evening star.

2. Nothing breathes to move a leaf,
and silence like a load.
no insect wing to tremble air,
but still the evening star - but still the evening star.

3. Furnace-hot, each midday taunts
and lies with mirage haze,
but twilight brings its truthfulness,
the lovely evening star - the lovely evening star.

4. Burke and Wills lie sleeping here,
the sands and stones their bed,
where all the world has lost its breath
except the evening star - except the evening star.

5. Jesus, when we lose our way
and silence taunts us through
our parched and burning emptiness -
please be our evening star - please be our evening star.

1983. Another of Aub Podlich's lovely poems. The melody is actually a very simple tune, and could easily be an Australian-Irish melody. The song was transformed for me when Gerard Holmes, keyboard player and songwriter with an angelic voice, did a very different treatment of it in preparation for recording the collection of songs that became RECONNECT US. With Doug Petherick doing his usual great bass work, & some inspired lead guitar from Rick Nankivell, the song became a strong finish for the collection.


50 Years of songs

Robin Mann
with Dorothy, Kindekrist
& a band of angels

Father Welcomes

Walkin down the road

The Southern Cross

For you deep stillness

A Christmas Blessing

& lots more

 Saturday 24 August 7 pm

Concordia College Chapel



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