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Poetry Friday: In the Gloaming by Meta Orred

August 8th, 2014 (07:39 am)
nostalgic

Current Mood: nostalgic
Current Song: In the Gloaming as sung by The Story

In the gloaming, oh, my darling,
When the lights are dim and low,
And the quiet shadows falling,
Softly come, and softly go;
When the winds are sobbing faintly,
With a gentle, unknown woe;
Will you think of me and love me?
As you did once long ago?

In the gloaming, oh, my darling,
Think not bitterly of me.
Tho’ I passed away in silence,
Left you lonely, set you free;
For my heart was crushed with longing,
What has been could never be;
It was best to leave you thus, dear,
Best for you and best for me.
It was best to leave you thus,
Best for you and best for me.

- In the Gloaming by Meta Orred

In 1877, Annie Fortescue Harrison composed a song using this poem as lyrics. The song has been performed countless times since. I like this version by The Story.

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Comments

Posted by: mlyearofreading (mlyearofreading)
Posted at: August 8th, 2014 11:19 pm (UTC)

Happy Friday!

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: August 8th, 2014 11:58 pm (UTC)

Happy Friday! :)

Posted by: Violet Nesdoly (Violet Nesdoly)
Posted at: August 9th, 2014 10:54 pm (UTC)
Gorgeous as a song

Hi Little Willow,
I just listened to "In the Gloaming" at the link you posted. It was gorgeously haunting with all the dissonances. Beautiful.

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: August 9th, 2014 10:58 pm (UTC)
Re: Gorgeous as a song

I highly recommend The Story, and all of Jonatha Brooke's musical endeavors.

Posted by: Irene Latham (Irene Latham)
Posted at: August 10th, 2014 12:32 pm (UTC)

Best for you and best for me... thank you for sharing this "gloaming" moment.

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: August 10th, 2014 03:25 pm (UTC)

Have a great day!

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