Sunday, January 13, 2013
Poetry Monday: Appointment with Mr Yeats
Bolt and bar the shutter,
For the foul winds blow:
Our minds are at their best this night,
And I seem to know
That everything outside us is Mad as the mist and snow.
I love the way the music builds and builds, and the fiddle solo is just brilliant:
I also love "Let the Earth Bear Witness" - one of the simplest and most yet universally powerful poems which Scott, his wife Janette, and musician Ian Barrett have turned into a moving, and thoroughly modern video tribute to freedom fighters everywhere.
Let the sea bear witness
Let the wind bear witness
Let the earth bear witness
Let the stars bear witness