Friday, February 14, 2014

Elegie


Elégie in E flat minor by Sergei Rachmaninoff

A user comment indicates this was a performance of Rachmaninoff's originally recorded on a piano roll.



Ah, not to be cut off,
not through the slightest partition
shut out from the law of the stars.
The inner -- what is it?
if not the intensified sky,
hurled through with birds and deep
with the winds of homecoming.

– Rainer Maria Rilke




2 comments:

all is translation (and every bit of us is lost in it)

Rilke (Leonid Pasternak, 1900) Image credit to Wikimedia Commons GONG Sound, no longer measurable with the sense of hearing. As ...

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