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The lark ascending


A little something about ‘the lark ascending’

An equal music, to put it plainly, is a book I love a lot and probably, the most; I have read and re-read it only to find something exquisite that I had missed in the previous read. In a book wherein the protagonist takes us through some beautiful songs, this one left an ever-lasting impact on me: that’s why the lark ascending

This musical piece was in turn inspired by George Meredith’s poem of the same name. This is how the poem appears in the novel:

He rises and begins to round,
He drops the silver chain of sound
Of many links without a break,
In chirrup, whistle, slur and shake…

For singing till his heaven fills,
’Tis love of earth that he instils,
And ever winging up and up,
Our valley is his golden cup,
And he the wine which overflows
To lift us with him as he goes…

Till lost on his aërial rings
In light, and then the fancy sings.

4 Responses to “The lark ascending”

  1. vmminerva said

    Nice blog you’ve got there and very nice to see another fan of Dravid, Tolkien, Rowling, and FRIENDS.

  2. vmminerva said

    Adding you to my blogroll.

  3. larkascending said

    Likewise! 😀

  4. Likewise ! 😀

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