Friday, April 17, 2009

Poetry Friday - Sara Teasdale, again

Another little bit of serendipity came my way this week in the area of music meets poetry. Last week my PF post was a poem by Sara Teasdale ("April"), and three days later I sat down in a choir rehearsal to begin working on a song called "A Blessing," by New Zealand-born composer David N. Childs (SATB, piano, flute; published by Santa Barbara Music Publishing, Inc.). The lyrics just happen to be based on another poem by Sara Teasdale that I find very moving:

Sara Teasdale

Peace flows into me
As the tide to the pool by the shore;
It is mine forevermore,
It ebbs not back like the sea.

I am the pool of blue
That worships the vivid sky;
My hopes were heaven-high,
They are all fulfilled in you.

I am the pool of gold
When sunset burns and dies--
You are my deepening skies,
Give me your stars to hold.

Poetry Friday is being hosted today at Becky's Book Reviews.


John Mutford said...

She was so positive wasn't she? Nice.

Lisa Chellman said...

I think I'm going to have to read this about 10 more times to feel like I'm getting it... but I won't mind a bit. The images are so vivid and lovely, the last line breath-taking. *printing it out now*

Kelly said...

You can feel the poem flow with all of the watery words. Lovely!
(thanks for your kind comment on my PF, you made me smile!)