The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #113527   Message #2413920
Posted By: GUEST,leeneia
14-Aug-08 - 03:35 PM
Thread Name: yodeling and Yeats
Subject: RE: yodeling and Yeats
All things fall and are built again,
And those that build them again are gay.

Two Chinamen, behind them a third,
Are carved in lapis lazuli,
Over them flies a long-legged bird,
A symbol of longevity;
The third, doubtless a serving-man,
Carries a musical instrument.

Every discoloration of the stone,
Every accidental crack or dent,
Seems a water-course or an avalanche
Or lofty slope where it still snows
Though doubtless plum or cherry-branch
Sweetens the little half-way house
Those Chinamen climb towards, and I
Delight to imagine them seated there;
There, on the mountain and the sky,
On all the tragic scene they stare.
One asks for mournful melodies;
Accomplished fingers begin to play.
Their eyes mid many wrinkles, their eyes,
Their ancient, glittering eyes, are gay.

I have checked, and this video is not one of those that interferes with my Noteworthy Composer. It's probably safe for other people, too.