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mercredi 25 janvier 2012

From Poe to Blake on piano or guitar...


Here are some excerpts of their poems and discover the reason why I evoke them at the bottom of the article.

Do not Go Gentle Into Good Night by Dylan Thomas

"Wild men who caught and sang the sun in flight,
And learn, too late, they grieved it on its way,
Do not go gentle into that good night."

Epitaph by HENRY DAVID THOREAU (1817-1862) 
"Here lies the body of this world,
Whose soul alas to hell is hurled.
This golden youth long since was past,
Its silver manhood went as fast,
An iron age drew on at last;
'Tis vain its character to tell,
The several fates which it befell,
What year it died, when 'twill arise,
We only know that here it lies."

Annabel Lee by EDGAR ALLAN POE (1809-1849)
"For the moon never beams without bringing me dreams
Of the beautiful Annabel Lee;
And the stars never rise but I feel the bright eyes
Of the beautiful Annabel Lee;
And so, all the night-tide, I lie down by the side
Of my darling- my darling- my life and my bride,
In the sepulchre there by the sea,
In her tomb by the sounding sea."

She walks in Beauty by LORD BYRON (1788-1824)

"One shade the more, one ray the less,
Had half impaired the nameless grace
Which waves in every raven tress,
Or softly lightens o’er her face;
Where thoughts serenely sweet express,
How pure, how dear their dwelling-place."

London by WILLIAM BLAKE (1757-1827)

" I wander thro' each charter'd street,
Near where the charter'd Thames does flow,
And mark in every face I meet
Marks of weakness, marks of woe."


Author and musician, Erik picked these magic verses composed by these immortals to write and play the music which suit them brilliantly. This set of songs can be downloaded for free here: Immortal Poets
1.    The Immortal Poets (Prologue / Instrumental)
2.    Do Not Go Gentle Into that Good Night by Dylan Thomas (1914-1953)
3.    Epitaph On The World by Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862)
4.    Annabel Lee by Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849)
5.    She Walks in Beauty by Lord Byron (1788-1824)
6.    London by William Blake (1757-1827)
7.    Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening by Robert Frost (1874-1963)
8.    Alone by Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849)
9.    The Rainy Day by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807-1882)

Some critics said:
 "Magnificent. A singular work of music."
- Melody Times Reviews

 Céline B.

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