Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Loreena McKennitt - The Two Trees




Enjoy.

The Two Trees by Loreena McKennitt (Lyrics included)

There have been a few lyrical changes made by McKennitt in this piece. To view the original poem, please read the book, The Rose by William Butler Yeats.

THE ROSE OF THE WORLD
by: William Butler Yeats (1865-1939)
      HO dreamed that beauty passes like a dream?
      For these red lips, with all their mournful pride,
      Mournful that no new wonder may betide,
      Troy passed away in one high funeral gleam,
      And Usna's children died.
       
      We and the labouring world are passing by:
      Amid men's souls, that waver and give place
      Like the pale waters in their wintry race,
      Under the passing stars, foam of the sky,
      Lives on this lonely face.
       
      Bow down, archangels, in your dim abode:
      Before you were, or any hearts to beat,
      Weary and kind one lingered by His seat;
      He made the world to be a grassy road
      Before her wandering feet.

1 comment:

Bani Malhotra said...

beautiful poetry put to music! thanks for sharing! =)