|Music: Carolan's Draught
By Turlough O'Carolan. Sequenced by Barry Taylor.
|Alyssa's the angel I hold in my arms
Like a spirit still partially sundered from self,
Yet anchored in life by my love unrestrained,
Sucking my breast that her flesh be maintained,
She crosses from Heaven the wild-flowered gulf
Angels call Eden for its unravished charms.
Copyright by Nicholas Gordon