Peter Farnbank, Composer .


 My All-Time Favourite Poem About Music

 This poem, by Edna St Vincent Millay, deserves an entire page to it. 

   Sweet sounds, 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 and shrewd,
   With limbs a-sprawl and empty 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.

         Edna St Vincent Millay                

Though entitled "On Hearing a Symphony of Beethoven" this sonnet could speak for all good music, in my view. 
































































































































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