Here Among the Cabbages

Music: Completorium: Te lucis ante terminum.
By Grzegorz Gerwazy Gorczycki.
Sequenced by Boguslaw Krawczyk at Kunst der Fuge.

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Here among the cabbages
A rhapsody takes root,
Pastorale for savages,
Passion that bears fruit.
Yearning is unquenchable,
A thirst no drink can slake,
Nor can a desperate canticle
Need's brutal chokeholds break.
Instead, there is a symphony
Vast as all that is,
Echo of eternity,
Replica of bliss,
So beautiful and lasting
All must their spirits buoy,
Replenishing the passing
Years with love and joy.

Copyright by Nicholas Gordon





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