Safety

We have found safety with all things undying,

The winds, and morning, tears of men and mirth,

The deep night, birds singing, and  clouds flying,

And sleep, and freedom, and the autumnal earth.

 

We have found safety

We have found safety that is not for Time's throwing

We have found safety

Blest security

'Who is so safe as we?'

 

Deep night, morning, sleep and freedom

 

The stir of wonder, birds singing, and tears of men and mirth

We have found safety, and freedom, in the autumnal earth

We have found safety, in winds, and clouds flying

We have found safety, with all things undying,

 

We have found safety that’s not for Time's throwing,

We have found safety, and blest security,

 

We have found safety, and freedom, in the autumnal earth,

 

Deep night, morning, sleep and freedom

 

We have found safety with all things undying,

The winds, and morning, tears of men and mirth,

The deep night, birds singing, and clouds flying,

And sleep, and freedom, and the autumnal earth.

 

We have found safety

We have found safety that is not for Time's throwing

We have found safety

Blest security,

'Who is so safe as we?'

'Who is so safe as we?'

 

From Rupert Brooke's War Sonnets,

Adapted and set to music by Sue Casson

From Sonnet II Safety

 

'Most people aproach the subject of War Crimes Trials fundamentally either as a cynic or idealist.

 

This is, I think, because in essence the case for or against trying war criminals depends on that controversial subject which has become succinctly known as human rights.

 

Your cynic says, 'Human Rights? There are none.'

 

Your idealist, however, takes the view that there are certain rights and freedoms not created by lawyers but to which mankind as such are heir and which cannot be alienated.

 

The idea of fundamental is one in which I firmly believe.'

 

David Maxwell Fyfe

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Recorded at Essential Studios September 2014

by David Chilton

 

Narration  Robert Blackmore

Voices       Lily Blackmore

                  Sue Casson

 

Piano        Sue Casson

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