Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Clair de Lune


Your soul is like a landscape fantasy,
Where masks and Bergamasks, in charming wise,
Strum lutes and dance, just a bit sad to be
Hidden beneath their fanciful disguise.

Singing in minor mode of life's largesse
And all-victorious love, they yet seem quite
Reluctant to believe their happiness,
And their song mingles with the pale moonlight,

The calm, pale moonlight, whose sad beauty, beaming,
Sets the birds softly dreaming in the trees,
And makes the marbled fountains, gushing, streaming--
Slender jet-fountains--sob their ecstasies.

Claude Debussy, a French composer, wrote Clair de Lune in 1890. It was influenced by the poem by the same title as seen above, which was written by Paul Vermier. It is part of a 4 part series entitled Suite Bergamasque which is lovely, as well.
Clair de Lune is one of my favorite compositions- I could (and do) listen to it for hours without end. It was the inspiration for this bracelet. :)

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