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Silent Noon- Nick Zammit, countertenor
Seeded by B W Grant Barnes on 24 Nov 2010
Author: Musiker110
Silent Noon by Ralph Vaughan Williams, Nick Zammit countertenor with Mona Lands, piano Your hands lie open in the long fresh grass, The finger-points look through like rosy blooms: Your eyes smile peace. The pasture gleams and glooms Neath billowing skies that scatter and amass. All round our nest, far as the eye can pass, Are golden kingcup fields with silver edge. Where the cow-parsley skirts the hawthorn hedge. 'Tis visible silence, still as the hour glass. Deep in the sunsearched growths the dragon-fly hangs like a blue thread loosened from the sky: - So this winged hour is dropt to us from above. Oh! clasp we to our hearts, for deathless dower, this close-companioned in articulate hour when twofold silence was the song of love.