Thursday 13 June 2013

Bocelli - The Lords Prayer

This is another great song, good for headaches too.

My Song in the Night - More headache cures

More headache cures.

This is done a few times by different folks, but I like this the best because it shows all the players, after the race is done, together while the song is sung

Monday 10 June 2013

The nearby stars

Here is my answer to W.H. Auden's poem on stars; this time it is less a satire and more a re-expression of what the poem did to me.

The nearby stars

I care not for stars,
and they care not for me:
We see each-other distantly

But stars are also far apart
And well accustomed to their view
But you are near, and I love you.

The original is:

“Looking up at the stars, I know quite well
That, for all they care, I can go to hell,
But on earth indifference is the least
We have to dread from man or beast.

How should we like it were stars to burn
With a passion for us we could not return?
If equal affection cannot be,
Let the more loving one be me.

Admirer as I think I am
Of stars that do not give a damn,
I cannot, now I see them, say
I missed one terribly all day.

Were all stars to disappear or die,
I should learn to look at an empty sky
And feel its total dark sublime,
Though this might take me a little time.”

― W.H. Auden