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My entire front yard is a naturalized wildflower garden. it is my sanctuary and it is home to a remarkable amount of wildlife even though we live in town. it all started many years ago when we had to take out a dying laurel oak. That winter, I dug up all the grass and broadcast wildflower seeds everywhere. This is a song of the seasons as experienced in this garden.


©2016 Mary Elaine Mahon/Six Pelicans Publishing, BMI

Spring she comes on sudden like a cloudburst from the sky
A symphony of color and a feast for winter eyes
A waking dream bursting at the seams
New life abounds, lost joy is found
Hope always springs eternal from a field of fallow ground

(Chorus) Saturated red, poppies fill my head
The center's wide, I fall inside a bee's dream

Spring invites the trees and they arrive dressed in green lace
The clouds deliver rain and send a rainbow down from space
The dance begins, the birds and bees fly in
With joyous sounds and love abounds
Hope always springs eternal from a field of fallow ground

(Chorus) Saturated blue, delphiniums greet you
A Bunting lands near where you stand, the sun beams

Spring she is revisionist, she doesn't mind my plans
I prepare the canvas with a shovel, rake and hands and
With small seeds brown that I cast upon the ground
Whole worlds are found, and dreams abound
Hope always springs eternal from a field of fallow ground

(Chorus) Saturated green, so lush here by this stream
The hardest hearts just burst apart and sing

Spring she doesn't linger on the landscape when she's done
She comes back to remind us once each new year has begun and
Leave she must to summer's heat and dust
Cicada's sound, the clock's unwound

Hope always springs eternal, always springs eternal
Always springs eternal from a field of fallow ground


from REACH FOR THE STARS, track released February 3, 2017
Lead Vocal & Acoustic Guitar: Elaine Mahon
Bass: Lon Williamson
Fiddle: Jason Thomas



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Elaine Mahon Gainesville, Florida

With her 2017 release, REACH FOR THE STARS, Elaine Mahon has written a collection of songs that evoke a sense of wonder while inspiring hope and offering empowerment. Mahon's songs reflect her perspective as an astronomer, while remaining deeply rooted in the natural world we all live in. Mahon performs solo at festivals, venues and house concerts in Florida and throughout the Southeastern US. ... more

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