Monday, January 21, 2013
My Favorite Music/Found Poem
Thanks to Sara for letting me know the name of the poem I was searching for. You may go to Sara's lovely blog here. I appreciate your help so much, Sara, and all of you who took the time to look for this poem for me. I knew I had this poem in a book which a dear friend gave me in the late 70's. Richard just found it for me...the book is "Realms of Light, A Collection of Poetry Through The Ages" with photographs by Ernst Haas. The poetry accompanied by the photographs makes for a very beautiful book.
THE AGE OF SHEEN
I never see the colored boats of night
Jewelling the dull river, breaking their light
Upon it, without thinking of the age
Of sheen when the long poems are written,
The oblique books read until the exotic midges
Of the deep hours caper upon the page.
When there is time for the unlikely love,
And the mind, luxuriant in its sheath,
Wears the time shiningly, having no thought
Of the river and the irony underneath.
Now, to go with this poem, I took a photo of my favorite CD. I LOVE waltzes so very much. That is my favorite music on Earth! (The painting is by Vincent Van Gogh, of course, it is his painting of "Starry Night Over The Rhone" and I LOVE it, don't you?) This CD would go with me with to a desert island. (Provided I had a CD player and electricity, that is!) How about you? What would be your number- one pick for a music CD that is your absolute favorite?
Do tell, I want to know!