MUSIC & POETRY evening
MUSIC & POETRY EVENING
‘To you I gave my whole weak wishing heart’
Samuel Taylor Coledridge.
WITH THE THEATRE OF LOVE
An evening for Lovers! Performance, poetry, dance and song; featuring, William Shakespeare, John Keats, Lord Byron, Thomas Chatterton, Emily Bronte, D.H. Lawrence, T.S. Eliot, Percy Byshhe Shelley, Sir John Betjeman. With acoustic musicians and dancers from the much loved and unique performance art group – Theatre of Love. Our theme for the night – Beauty, Love, Truth! Nature! Flowers! Mortality…
“What light from yonder window breaks? ‘tis Juliet! And she is the sun…”
14th of February at 7PM
Farewell to Love
Farewell, sweet Love! yet blame you not my truth;
More fondly ne’er did mother eye her child
Than I your form: yours were my hopes of youth,
And as you shaped my thoughts I sighed or smiled.
While most were wooing wealth, or gaily swerving
To pleasure’s secret haunts, and some apart
Stood strong in pride, self-conscious of deserving,
To you I gave my whole weak wishing heart.
And when I met the maid that realised
Your fair creations, and had won her kindness,
Say, but for her if aught on earth I prized!
Your dreams alone I dreamt, and caught your blindness.
O grief! — but farewell, Love! I will go play me
With thoughts that please me less, and less betray me