Mudcat Café message #178536 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #18166   Message #178536
Posted By: Amos
15-Feb-00 - 12:04 AM
Thread Name: Mudcat Island Folk Festival
Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat Island Folk Festival
Skipper A stands at the quarterdeck, gazing at the diamonds above, hearing their reflections in the salt waves below. He takes up a small parlor guitar fromt he head of the ganglplank and sings in a modal scale to the night, the wind, and the lapping endless waters:

This slave of music, for the sake
Of him, who is the slave of thee;
And teach it all the harmony
In which thou canst, and only thou,
5 Make the delighted spirit glow,
Till joy denies itself again
And, too intense, is turn'd to pain.

He sighs happily into the night-of-summer sky and goes below.