For my part, I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel's sake. The great affair is to move. ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON

Sunday, 20 December 2009

Countdown To Christmas (3): Light/Illumination

The Beatles: Here Comes The Sun

Little darling, it's been a long cold lonely winter
Little darling, it feels like years since it's been here
Here comes the sun, here comes the sun
And I say it's alright

Little darling, the smile's returning to the faces
Little darling, it seems like years since it's been here
Here comes the sun, here comes the sun
And I say it's alright

Little darling, I feel that ice is slowly melting
Little darling, it seems like years since it's been clear
Here comes the sun, here comes the sun
And I say it's alright

William Wordsworth: Ode

There was a time when meadow, grove, and stream,
The earth, and every comon sight,
To me did seem
Apparelled in celestial light,
The glory and the freshness of a dream...

William Wordsworth: Lines Written A Few Miles Above Tintern Abbey

And I have felt
A presence that disturbs me with the joy
Of elevated thoughts; a sense sublime
Of something far more deeply interfused,
Whose dwelling is the light of setting suns,
And the round ocean, and the living air,
And the blue sky, and in the mind of man,
A motion and a spirit, that impels
All thinking things, all objects of all thought,
And rolls through all things...

Holy Bible: Old Testament: Genesis

And God said, Let there be light: and there was light. And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness.

2 comments:

Alan Sloman said...

So much happiness and hope in this little song - and to find it on Winter Solstice is just magical.

Ta

Alan

The Solitary Walker said...

Thanks for noticing the Winter Solstice connection, Alan. Love this George Harrison tune.