Monday, December 31, 2007

Saying Goodbye to 2007

Here we are, at the end of another year, ready to welcome in 2008!
I can't believe the first decade of the new century is nearly over!
I have posted below, what I consider one of the most beautiful renditions I have ever heard of the song composed by Flowtow for his opera "Martha" and written by that famous Irish poet Thomas Moore that so beautifully captures the aesthetic movement of the Victorian age. About the death and loss of love and friendship, or the changing of times, and the coming of something new! This performance sort of left tingles running up and down my spine and the hairs on the back of my neck on end!

`Tis the last rose of summer
Left blooming alone;
All her lovely companions
Are faded and gone;
No flower of her kindred,
No rosebud is nigh,
To reflect back her blushes,
To give sigh for sigh.

I`ll not leave thee, thou lone one!
To pine on the stem;
Since the lovely are sleeping,
Go, sleep thou with them.
Thus kindly I scatter
Thy leaves o`er the bed,
Where thy mates of the garden
Lie scentless and dead.

So soon may I follow,
When friendships decay,
And from Love`s shining circle
The gems drop away.
When true hearts lie withered
And fond ones are flown,
Oh! who would inhabit
This bleak world alone?

....goodbye to 2007


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