Congratulations on Your New Domain

Music: Derr tag, der ist so freundenreich
By Johannes Eccard.
From the free classical sheet music collection of the W. Icking Archive.
ed. by Ulrich Alpers at Kunst der Fuge.

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Congratulations on your new domain!
Old gives way to new, as new to old.
Nor shall you lack for shelter from the cold,
Given all must lose what they would gain.
Remember: What you need, you cannot have,
Although you have far more than what you need.
The bloom that lives for nothing but the seed,
Uncomforted must weep for what it craves.
Live, then, in this temporary shell
As though you were a denizen of beauty,
Taking all creation as your booty,
Inviting all to take from you as well.
Open up your insubstantial door,
Needing for your journey nothing more,
Sailing towards a home beyond your will.

Copyright by Nicholas Gordon





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