03 July 2014

A Meditation: The Song Of Wandering Aengus - Christy Moore



Here's another thing I admire about the Irish; not only do they love their poets but they put their poems to song. This meditative piece is Christy Moore singing The Song of Wandering Aengus, by W.B. Yeats. Such a gorgeous poem/ song. Just listen and enjoy.

Here are the words:

The Song of Wandering Aengus

BY WILLIAM BUTLER YEATS
I went out to the hazel wood,
Because a fire was in my head,
And cut and peeled a hazel wand,
And hooked a berry to a thread;
And when white moths were on the wing,
And moth-like stars were flickering out,
I dropped the berry in a stream
And caught a little silver trout.

When I had laid it on the floor
I went to blow the fire a-flame,
But something rustled on the floor,
And someone called me by my name:
It had become a glimmering girl
With apple blossom in her hair
Who called me by my name and ran
And faded through the brightening air.

Though I am old with wandering
Through hollow lands and hilly lands,
I will find out where she has gone,
And kiss her lips and take her hands;
And walk among long dappled grass,
And pluck till time and times are done,
The silver apples of the moon,
The golden apples of the sun.
Source: The Wind Among the Reeds (1899)
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8 comments:

  1. That was so relaxing and beautiful. I felt like I was laying by a brook on a sunny day.

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    1. I like your image, his voice is soothing and the poem is timeless.

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  2. My Celtic roots were awakened by this. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Glad you enjoyed, Rosaria. Good to hear from you.

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  4. ah i understand his questing....a lovely bit of verse w/ an enchanting rhythm...for sure...

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    1. We find ourselves in poetry, don't we?

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