Sunday, April 03, 2011

Today's Poem

April Is In My Mistress Face
by Thomas Morley

April is in my mistress' face.
And July in her eyes hath place.
Within her bosom is September,
But in her heart a cold December.


Okay technically it is more of a song instead of a poem, but if a tree falls in a forest and no one is around, does it make a sound? and if a song is spoken without music is it a poem or a song? Anyway, the composer, organist, and theorist Thomas Morley (ca. 1557-ca. 1602) was the chief English exponent of the Italian madrigal tradition. A YouTube example of this here

Amazing that you make four lines into a minute and half.

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