Monday, June 8, 2009

Poetic Mondays

Mood of the day: Hopeful
Song of the Day: Anberlin "The Unwinding Cable Car"

Today's Poem is a Sonnet from Edna St. Vincent Millay

On Hearing a Symphony of Beethoven

Sweet sound, oh, beautiful music, do not cease!
Reject me not into the world again.
With you alone is excellence and peace,
Mankind made plausible, his purpose plain.
Enchanted in your air benign ans shrewd,
With limbs a-sprawl and emplty faces pale,
The spiteful and the stingy and the rude
Sleep like the scullions in the fairy-tale.
This moment is the best the world can give:
The tranquil blossom on the tortured stem.
Reject me not, sweet sounds!oh, let me live,
Till Doom espy my towers and scatter them.
A city spell-bound under the aging sun,
Music my rampart, and my only one.

What kind of music inspires you?

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