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  • write3chairs
    ... Yes, it is. I am so glad you shared it, Deborah. Thank you, Jenny
    Message 1 of 2 , May 4, 2009
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      --- In anthroposophy_tomorrow@yahoogroups.com, DB wrote:

      > Music
      > by Anne Porter
      > <http://www.elabs7.com/c.html?rtr=on&s=fj6,fxmc,dv,fpkd,kxb1,jaxl,3s6g>
      > When I was a child
      > I once sat sobbing on the floor
      > Beside my mother's piano
      > As she played and sang
      > For there was in her singing
      > A shy yet solemn glory
      > My smallness could not hold
      > And when I was asked
      > Why I was crying
      > I had no words for it
      > I only shook my head
      > And went on crying
      > Why is it that music
      > At its most beautiful
      > Opens a wound in us
      > An ache a desolation
      > Deep as a homesickness
      > For some far-off
      > And half-forgotten country
      > I've never understood
      > Why this is so
      > Bur there's an ancient legend
      > >From the other side of the world
      > That gives away the secret
      > Of this mysterious sorrow
      > For centuries on centuries
      > We have been wandering
      > But we were made for Paradise
      > As deer for the forest
      > And when music comes to us
      > With its heavenly beauty
      > It brings us desolation
      > For when we hear it
      > We half remember
      > That lost native country
      > We dimly remember the fields
      > Their fragrant windswept clover
      > The birdsongs in the orchards
      > The wild white violets in the moss
      > By the transparent streams
      > And shining at the heart of it
      > Is the longed-for beauty
      > Of the One who waits for us
      > Who will always wait for us
      > In those radiant meadows
      > Yet also came to live with us
      > And wanders where we wander.
      > "Music" by Anne Porter from /Living Things: Collected Poems/

      Yes, it is. I am so glad you shared it, Deborah.

      Thank you,
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