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To Music

Sweet sounds so dear— Pure timeless tones of gladness— Your melodies bestir my soul to flight— Through darkest night And doleful days of sadness— I thank you for my hope and banished fear, Oh precious music, mine to hear. In sorrow born— From dust to dust we wander, Lamenting, all too late, come winter frost, The springtime lost.— Our lives we vainly squander. The mourning bells do toll for us, forlorn.— Oh may we hark to heaven's horn! Sweet sounds so dear— Pure timeless tones of gladness— Your melodies bestir my soul to flight— Through darkest night And doleful days of sadness— I thank you for my hope and banished fear, Oh precious music, mine to hear. – Harley White [Song Lyrics for 'An die Musik' – Franz Schubert (1797–1828) ]

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Date: 3/3/2015 12:18:00 PM
Simply majestic.... My inner being felt so sophisticated reading your lines... "our lives we vainly squander" WHAT A LINE!!
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Harley White
Date: 3/3/2015 1:00:00 PM
Thank you, Funom, for reading this again and for your beautiful words! They are music to my ears...
Date: 2/6/2015 7:14:00 AM
You write graciously and wonderfully. Its blissful coming across this piece. There's nothing more than I can say other than, this is simply awesome and great
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Harley White
Date: 2/6/2015 7:33:00 AM
Thank you very much, Funom, for your kind words.
Date: 10/7/2014 11:50:00 AM
Harley, Stopping by with a nice, sweet Welcome to Poetry Soup. I will get much delight, in reading and in time become familiar with your verse. As for now, I will greet you with the same smile, others passed, when I first join the soup 4 years ago. I wish you the best when it comes to your compositions. I hope you get to meet all the nice poets around here. Starting with me. SKAT :-) Please drop a hello and tell me a little about yourself if you wish. I would like to be your newest poetry soup "FRIEND" Hugs* SKAT
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