The Pegasus Awards

Sea of Stars

Judith Hayman

Pegasus Nominations

Year Category
1995 Best Filk Song

"This song was inspired by Dr. Roberta Bondar, the first Canadian woman to go to space. It was partly written during the fall and summer becfore her mission in January 1982 and completed just after. The words of the second half of the last verse are a paraphrase of a quote of hers, made about the Discovery mission." - Judith Hayman

This song appears on Judith's CD Sea of Stars, and is available from Random Factors or directly from Judith.

SEA OF STARS

© 1992 by Judith Hayman- All Rights Reserved
Lyrics posted by permission of the author

Once I laid on the grass in a summer field
And watched the night wheel by.
I learned all the stars and I called their names
Reaching down from that wondrous sky.
I called their names and they sang to me
And my friends they surely were.
Little knew I that one day I would fly
Out to the sea of stars.

And the sea that calls is not the sea of old
But the starlit sea of fire and eternal cold.

Reality called so I built my life
On the dreams within my soul.
I gave of my best -- nothing less would do --
As I worked and won each goal.
I lent my heart to those earthborn dreams
And I flew beyond my past,
Each day I lived built the gifts I would give
One day in the sea of stars.

And the sea that calls is not the sea of old
But the starlit sea of fire and eternal cold.

Opportunity knocks but once they say
So I left my settled ways,
And gave my heart to the dream of stars
Spent in training all my days.
I saw the deaths and the triumphs too
As I waited through those years;
And then I flew with the shuttle crew
Out to the sea of stars.

And the sea that calls is not the sea of old
But the starlit sea of fire and eternal cold.

I set my hand to the research planned
And our knowledge grew thereby,
Then I drank the sight of my distant world
And the seas I'd left behind.
The works of man are small from space
For I've looked with eyes and heart
And with mind and soul, seen the blue earth whole
Lit by the sea of stars.

And the sea that calls is not the sea of cold
For the blue earth shining bright is the image I'll hold.

 

 

 
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