Jacqui Richards’s Weblog

March 26, 2008

Excelsior (Still Higher) Love

Filed under: E — jacquirichards @ 8:32 pm


* introduction – In Latin “excelsior” means “even higher”, which is where love takes us …

I climbed to the highest mountain,

Just so all the world could hear,

“Excelsior” was the name on my lips,

It means “still higher”,

Even higher than one of my mountain trips.


Higher and higher,

Our love knows no bounds,

A thousand feet above the ground.


Higher and higher, till my head’s in a spin,

With excelsior, I can only win.

I bought a ticket for an aeroplane,

Just so “excelsior” I could cry out loud again,

My excelsior love wasn’t even stopped by the rain,

Although the plane flew through the clouds above,

It still didn’t fly high enough for my excelsior love.


Even trip a tightrope walk on a wire,

Just so I could cry “excelsior” even higher,

Took a ride in a hot air balloon,

As I headed further and further towards the Moon.

My excelsior love inflated quite soon.



Bought a kite, in the hope that it might,

Send my “excelsior” love even higher,

And make the Sun shine more bright.

Higher and higher … my excelsior high flier,

Shout our loud, like a noisy town cryer … (repeat to fade).

© Jacqueline Richards 2008


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