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Small Poem: Western Wind

Western Wind

Western wind, when will thou blow,
The small rain down can rain?
Christ! If my love were in my arms,
And I in my bed again!




Poetry cross pollinates music.

Listen to the Agnus Dei section here. (midi file) See an example of Agnus Dei

Now see here: John Taverner.

Thanks to this guide for the directional marker!



Dick said...

I have 'Western Wind' on the first page of the small Moleskine notebook into which I enter quotes & general fragments. They have to be just about the most poignant four lines in the history of verse in English.

Amy D. Unsworth said...

Hi Dick,

You've won the Primitive Soap Prize!
Can you send me your shipping address via email?

I'm working on memorization, so I thought I'd start small. It's a beautiful bit of verse. I think I need to start myself a quote book too! Thanks for the good idea!