Light and darkness: James Joyce, W.E. Henley, Matthew Arnold

de dichters uit het programma ‘Licht in donkere tijden’ aan het woord:

‘darkness of fear around us

darkness of fear above,

and in my heart, a deep unending

Ache of love’–James Joyce in ‘On the beach at Fontana’

 

‘Fill a glass with golden wine,

and the while your lips are wet

Set their perfume unto mine,

And forget–‘ W.E. Henley in ‘Love blows as the wind blows’

 

‘Listen! you hear the grating roar

Of pebbles which the waves draw back, and fling,

At their return, up the high strand,

Begin, and cease, and then again begin,

With tremulous cadence slow, and bring

The eternal note of sadness in.’–Matthew Arnold, Dover Beach

The poets speak: Light in times of darkness

Words from the poets whose work inspires the music in our program Licht in donkere tijden:

‘darkness of fear around us

darkness of fear above,

and in my heart, a deep unending

Ache of love’–James Joyce in ‘On the beach at Fontana’

‘Fill a glass with golden wine,

and the while your lips are wet

Set their perfume unto mine,

And forget–‘ W.E. Henley in ‘Love blows as the wind blows’

‘Listen! you hear the grating roar

Of pebbles which the waves draw back, and fling,

At their return, up the high strand,

Begin, and cease, and then again begin,

With tremulous cadence slow, and bring

The eternal note of sadness in.’–Matthew Arnold, Dover Beach