Friday, May 15, 2009

Funeral Blues

Does the title sounds familiar?? Maybe it does to some people.. I fall in love with this piece after watching the movie - Four Weddings and A Funeral . Well it was an old movie though, but like any good movie, there are parts where it touches your heart or a catchy tagline that you will remember. It's like when Julia Stiles recites '10 things i hate about you' during her class .

This piece of work was beautifully written by W.H Auden. The pain.. sorrow.. I could feel it all. Really love it.. don't u??

Stop all the clocks, cut off the telephone,
Prevent the dog from barking with a juicy bone,
Silence the pianos and with muffled drum
Bring out the coffin, let the mourners come.

Let aeroplanes circle moaning overhead
Scribbling on the sky the message He is Dead.
Put crepe bows round the white necks of the public doves,
Let the traffic policemen wear black cotton gloves.

He was my North, my South, my East and West,
My working week and my Sunday rest,
My noon, my midnight, my talk, my song;
I thought that love would last forever: I was wrong.

The stars are not wanted now; put out every one,
Pack up the moon and dismantle the sun,
Pour away the ocean and sweep up the woods;
For nothing now can ever come to any good.

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