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"Past the bushes cypress thriving" is a poem released by Lana Del Rey from her first poetry book Violet Bent Backwards Over the Grass.

Background[]

On April 13, 2019, Del Rey shared the full poem on her Instagram account.[1]

Cross-references[]

Poem[]

Digital version[]

[Stanza 1]
I saw you in the mirror
you were wearing your hair differently
carrying the air differently
You said you wear your hair long parted in the middle
Long in solidarity just like all his women

[Stanza 2]
In Long Beach

[Stanza 3]
Aimless

[Stanza 4]
your fingers wiping oil on the paper w precision
with decision like an artist never seen yet with a vision

[Stanza 5]
With a reason
Stared with venom at the ceiling
not the grass
but straight ahead
Just At the skyline
with precision
laser vision

[Stanza 6]
time was stopping
moving through u.
U dictated
by what moved u

[Stanza 7]
only moving never thinking

[Stanza 8]
Math the sun that’s slowly sinking
at the height of the afternoon
In the heat of the summer evening
Like a phoenix like a chemtrail like a wavelength
No one’s claiming

[Stanza 9]
Georgia O' Keeffee
Georgia peaches
Doing nothing but your painting
For forever
Forget teachers
Forgive him for ever leaving

[Stanza 10]
love is rising
No resisting
cheeks are flushing
Now you’re living

[Stanza 11]
Say goodbye now
no resisting
Live your life like
no ones listening

[Stanza 12]
Be the art the life is breathing
Be the soul the world is living.

[Stanza 13]
For you only
Not for giving
Just for taking
No ones listening

[Stanza 14]
at the end of the Lime and 10th street down the road that’s green
and winding
Past the bushes cypress thriving past the chain
link fence
and driving
further down the road less travelled
there u are athleisure wear unraveled
Now I see you clear

[Stanza 15]
Standing stoic blue and denim
eyes not blue but clear like
heaven

[Stanza 16]
you don’t want to be forgotten

[Stanza 17]
You just want to disappear

Book version[]

I saw you in the mirror
you were wearing your hair differently
carrying the air differently
You say you want your hair long parted in the middle
Long in solidarity - worn for all his women

Long Beach

Aimless

your fingers wiping oil on the paper w precision
w decision like an artist never yet with a vision

W a reason
Stared w venom at the ceiling
not the grass
but straight ahead
Just at the skyline
w precision
laser vision

time was stopping
moving through u.
U dictated
by what moved u

only moving never thinking

Match the sun that's slowly sinking
at the height of afternoon
In the heat of summer evening
Like a phoenix like a chemtrail like a wavelength No
one's claiming

Georgia O'Keeffe
Georgia peaches
Doing nothing but your painting
For forever
Forget teachers
Forgive him for ever leaving

love is rising
No resisting
cheeks are flushing
Now you're living

Say goodbye now
no resisting
Live your life like
no one's listening

Be the art that life is breathing
Be the soul the world is living.

Do what you want
For you only
Not for giving
Just for taking
No one's listening

at the end of Lime and 10th street down the road that's green
and winding
Past the bushes cypress thriving past the chain
link fence
and driving
farther down the road less traveled
there u are athleisure wear unraveled
Now I see you clear

Standing stoic blue and denim
eyes not blue but clear like
heaven

you don't want to be forgotten

You just want to disappear

References[]

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