Sunday, November 23, 2008

autumn song

Currently, I'm working on setting this poem to music - an SSAA version. However, I'm still debating on whether or not to use the original poem in French or use this translation. It's really beautiful, but that's just from my 'i like poetry' brain. Ashley, maybe we should talk about it sometime... :)

Autumn Song
by Paul Verlaine

With long sobs
the violin-throbs
of autumn wound
my heart with languorous
and monotonous
sound.

Choking and pale
when I mind the tale
the hours keep,
my memory strays
down other days
and I weep;

and I let me go
where ill winds blow,
now here, now there,
harried and sped
even as a dead
leaf, anywhere.


goodnight

3 comments:

  1. you are a pretty person. :) love you hope to see you sooon!

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  2. Hi friend!! Evan showed me your blog bc he knows my obsession with reading other (random) peoples blogs ha...We need to catch up soon...See you a few days for something? ;)

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