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A valentine for Saranac Lake

To the editor:

From 1970 to 1980, I sat often at Waterhole #3 and wrote songs. Now at the end of my life, others have come forward to perform my music: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jOhxejj03do

In that regard, I put pen to paper for this in hopes a local music performer would take it the rest of the way as a song … Anyway … love you, Saranac Lake. Even now, living in Apache Junction, Arizona, you are my hometown valentine:

“Starlit Fireside Dreams”

Starlit fireside dreams

Nature music of moon beams

In a small northern town

The snow still covers the ground

But not your summer dreams

Just a small northern town

Where everyone around

Knows winter most of the year

The wonder of the ways

Getting through those days

Till at last the summer appears

Every day it snows

We get hidden in our clothes

And go on about our way

The things that we do

Helping other people through

Makes the sky seem less gray

As the snow melts away

You gear up to play

In forests, lakes and streams

The mountains are again your friends

And you hope it never ends

Starlit fireside dreams

Starlit fireside dreams

Nature music of moon beams

In a small northern town

The snow still covers the ground

But not your summer dreams

(Copyright 2020 by Edwin H. Balder)

Edwin Balder

Phoenix, Arizona

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