There are waters

Adapted and set to music by Sue Casson

There are waters

There are waters blown

There are waters

Blown by changing winds

 

There are waters

There are waters blown

Stormy waters

Blown by changing winds to laughter

And lit by the rich skies all day

 

There is safety

Shored in the dark tides of a world at rest

War knows no power

We are secure and blest

Unshaken and free we shall stay

 

And after

Frost with a gesture

Stays the waves that dance

And wandering loveliness

He leaves a white, unbroken glory

A gathered radiance

A width

A shining peace

Under the tranquil night

From Rupert Brooke's War Sonnets

IV The Dead and II Safety

Recorded by The Phoenix Choir, Casterton School in December 2010 under the directiion of David Chapman

 

Bass Baritone Dominic Rose

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'There is in each of us a sundial factor of our mentality. We are inclined only to count the sunny hours. Moreover after exhausting wars men tend to suffer a weariness of mind. This lassitude can make them shrink away from facing the limitations of human nature. It can produce a facile scepticism about their evil deeds. New generations dislike reading the history of the gas chambers, and so the fact than men claiming to be civilised put millions to death in the gas chambers slip from history.'

 

David Maxwell Fyfe

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