My love waits for me across the Milky Way
I waited so long for him to whisper my name
the stars are right, it is the seventh day
of the seventh month my love, I will come today

Oh Magpies make me a feathered bridge
that I may see my love
it has been a year and I must feel
his hand brush on my face again

And far away I feel the wishes
on tanzaku float into the Universe
so many hearts entwined with us, my love
may the rain not come this day

Oh Magpies make me a feathered bridge
that I may see my love
it has been a year and I must feel
his hand brush on my face again

Oh, may the rain not come this day

(c) 2014 allen simpson
based on the legend of Orihime and Hikoboshi. Tanzaku is a colored paper where the Japanese write their wishes on and tie it on bamboo trees on Tanabata (The seventh day of the seventh month) in celebration of the two lover’s reunion.

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