Sunday, January 15, 2012

Dido's Lament

When I am laid, am laid in earth...

Visions throng the morning's birth,
Dreams clasp my hand before I rise from rest

...No trouble, no trouble in thy breast.

Consoled me Love, and then caressed
Me Truth, more gentle than the truth is wont to be

Remember me, remember me...

I loved his shadow, verily -
There is no bitterness

...But, ah!

I loved a shadow, verily.

Credits: Italics, "Dido and Aeneas" by Henry Purcell.
J.R.R. Tolkien.

1 comment:

  1. Credits: Italics: Henry Purcell, "Dido and Aeneas"
    J.R.R. Tolkien.