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The Trumpet

Ivor Gurney
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[1917]
Versi di Edward Thomas(1878-1917), poeta e scrittore gallese, caduto in Francia il 9 aprile 1917 nel primo giorno della battaglia di Arras.
Musica di Ivor Gurney, che fu compositore oltre che poeta. Dal ciclo di canzoni intitolato “Lights Out”, 1926.


Ivor Gurney
Ivor Gurney



La tromba dell’adunata mattutina strappa i soldati ai loro sogni e improvvisamente il mondo non è più quello pieno di vita, di amore e di mistero ma una terra sconquassata dal quotidiano orrore della guerra…
Rise up, rise up,
And, as the trumpet blowing
Chases the dreams of men,
As the dawn glowing
The stars that left unlit
The land and water,
Rise up and scatter
The dew that covers
The print of last night’s lovers -
Scatter it, scatter it!

While you are listening
To the clear horn,
Forget, men, everything
On this earth newborn,
Except that it is lovelier
Than any mysteries.
Open your eyes to the air
That has washed the eyes of the stars
Through all the dewy night:
Up with the light,
To the old wars;
Arise, arise!

Contributed by Bernart Bartleby - 2014/9/12 - 10:15



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