Category Archives: Poetry

Hallelujah

Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah,” performed by Leonard Cohen. My favorite performance of this song.

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For a plucky little soul . . .

Samuel Barber’s setting of the Agnus Dei
(his Adagio for Strings, Op. 11 )

Performed by King’s College Choir

Morning in the Bowl of Night . . .

I

Awake! For Morning in the

Bowl of Night

Has flung the Stone that puts

the Stars to Flight:

And lo! the Hunter of

the East has caught

The Sultán’s Turret in a

Noose of Light.

~ Omar Khayyám, 11th c. – early 12th c. CE (from the Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám, trans. Edward Fitzgerald)