Skellig

Publié le par luna


Voici une magnifique chanson de Loreena McKennit, sur l'album Book of Secrets, en rapport avec le rituel que je vous concocte pour demain, en vue de Mabon.
Un moine se prépare à la mort: il se remémore tout ce que la vie lui a donné et transmet  son savoir à John, manifestement un jeune moine.
J'aime beaucoup la sérénité qui se dégage de cette chanson.
La vidéo utilise des images de la trilogie the Lord of the Rings de Peter Jackson, j'ai trouvé le mariage assez réussi.

O light the candle, John
The daylight has almost gone
The birds have sung their last
The bells call all to mass

Sit here by my side
For the night is very long
There's something I must tell
Before I pass along

I joined the brotherhood
My books were all to me

I scribed the words of God
And much of history

Many a year was I
Perched out upon the sea
The waves would wash my tears,
The wind, my memory

I'd hear the ocean breathe
Exhale upon the shore
I knew the tempest's blood
Its wrath I would endure

And so the years went by
Within my rocky cell
With only a mouse or bird
My friend; I loved them well

And so it came to pass
I'd come here to Romani
And many a year it took
Till I arrived here with thee

On dusty roads I walked
And over mountains high
Through rivers running deep
Beneath the endless sky

Beneath these jasmine flowers
Amidst these cypress trees
I give you now my books
And all their mysteries

Now take the hourglass
And turn it on its head
For when the sands are still
'Tis then you'll find me dead

O light the candle, John
The daylight is almost gone
The birds have sung their last
The bells call all to mass

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