The sound and the sentiment…

The sun, whose rays
Are all ablaze
With ever-living glory,
Does not deny
His majesty–
He scorns to tell a story!
He don’t exclaim,
“I blush for shame,
So kindly be indulgent.”
But, fierce and bold,
In fiery gold,
He glories all effulgent!

I mean to rule the earth,
As he the sky–
We really know our worth,
The sun and I!

Observe his flame,
That placid dame,
The moon’s Celestial Highness;
There’s not a trace
Upon her face
Of diffidence or shyness:
She borrows light
That, through the night,
Mankind may all acclaim her!
And, truth to tell,
She lights up well,
So I, for one, don’t blame her!

Ah, pray make no mistake,
We are not shy;
We’re very wide awake,
The moon and I!

The beauty of this had me crying a little while ago. Really an instance where the music both amplifies and redeems the sentiments expressed in the lyric

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  1. And all I can think is…


    How beautifully blue the sky,
    The glass is rising very high,
    Continue fine I hope it may,
    And yet it rained but yesterday.
    To-morrow it may pour again
    (I hear the country wants some rain),
    Yet people say, I know not why,
    That we shall have a warm July.
    To-morrow it may pour again
    (I hear the country wants some rain),
    Yet people say, I know not why,
    That we shall have a warm July.

    Sorry…I had to. (If I’m stuck with it, someone else should be too!)

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