"Autobiographies of great nations are written in three manuscripts – a book of deeds, a book of words, and a book of art.
Of the three, I would choose the latter as truest testimony." - Sir Kenneth Smith, Great Civilisations

"I must write each day without fail, not so much for the success of the work, as in order not to get out of my routine." - Leo Tolstoy

I have never believed that one should wait until one is inspired because I think the pleasures of not writing are so
great that if you ever start indulging them you will never write again. - John Updike

"The life of every man is a diary in which he means to write one story, and writes another; and his humblest hour
is when he compares the volume as it is with what he vowed to make it." - J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

R.E. Slater - Whispers in a Dream (a poem)


Whispers in a Dream


Gabriel's Oboe



Susanne Beer playing "Gabriel's Oboe" by Ennio Morricone,
from her Divine Art album "Cello Diverse" - dda 25068.


Whispers in a Dream
by R.E. Slater

*sung to Gabriel's Oboe (Nella Fantasia)
(film link: "The Mission: Love, Penance, Forgiveness, Restoration")


Whispers in a dream,
Oh come, whilst they may last,
Oh list my heavy heart,
Oh list its desperate prayers,
Prayers that wouldst bind,
My anguished fears restrained,
Oh hear my weary soul, lost
Thy tenderest cares divine.

Peace, peace, be now thy guide,
Dream, what dreams may be,
And there contend to find,
Courage for the coming day,
Safe'd within the tempest's sway,
Till waning dawn breaks to stay,
The beating breast its cares away,
The broken soul I used to be.

Be still, be still my beating heart,
Awaiting heaven's deepest darks,
Plummeted passion's pride,
Swelled its discontents,
Harmed its thoughtless cares,
Oh bless, my brokenness,
There find a lonesome rest,
Come an unwont day.

Behold, day's rising star,
Shrouded penances' mists,
Swells forgiveness' peace,
Across lost hills and seas,
Across the deepest darks,
Untold uplifting comes,
Breaking defeated hearts,
Upon a wellspring blessed.

Come, come, eternal peace,
Wash all, all, all my heavy tears away,
As whispers on the wind,
As whispers in fair dream,
May heaven's mercies bounteous bless,
A fleshly altar's brokenness,
Bathed in heaven's mighty streams,
Fled redeeming love's faithfulness.


- R.E. Slater
May 7, 2014
revised, June 22, 2014

@copyright R.E. Slater Publications
all rights reserved



Gabriels Oboe (Whispers In A Dream)
Hayley Westenra (Royal Variety Performance 2011)



Hayley Westenra singing Gabriels Oboe (Whispers In A Dream) from "A Celebration
of the Movies" with Rolando Villazon, at the 2011 Royal Variety Performance in the
presence of HRH Princess Anne (The Princess Royal).

The original performance was at The Lowry Theatre in Salford, Greater Manchester,
on 5 December 2011, and it was first broadcast  by ITV1 on 14 December 2011.


Lyrics

Whispers in a dream
The world is quiet and waiting
And all around the air is still
And sings the angels.

When all is come to pass
The storm has breathed it's last
And the rain
Has washed our fears away
Love will find.

Whispers in the wind
The clouds part to let the light in
And all around the people sigh
As birds take to the sky.

When all is come to pass
The storm has breathed it's last
And the rain
Has washed our fears away
Love will fall on us all
The world will smile again.

Whispers in a dream
The world is quiet and waiting
And all around the air is still
Then sings the angels.

When all is come to pass
The storm has breathed it's last
And the rain
Has washed our fears away
Love will fall on us all
And we can smile again.



Sarah Brightman - Nella Fantasia (One Night in Eden)
Eden Album performed in Johannesburg, South Africa


"One Night in Eden" is a live concert recording by Sarah Brightman,
inspired by her Eden album. The premiere concert held in
Johannesburg, South Africa was recorded in 1999.

Italian:

Nella fantasia io vedo un mondo giusto,
Li tutti vivono in pace e in onestà.
Io sogno d'anime che sono sempre libere,
Come le nuvole che volano,
Pien' d'umanità in fondo all'anima.

Nella fantasia io vedo un mondo chiaro,
Li anche la notte è meno oscura.
Io sogno d'anime che sono sempre libere,
Come le nuvole che volano.
Pien' d'umanità in fondo all'anima.

Nella fantasia esiste un vento caldo,
Che soffia sulle città, come amico.
Io sogno d'anime che sono sempre libere,
Come le nuvole che volano,
Pien' d'umanità in fondo all'anima.


English:

In my fantasy I see a fair world,
Everyone lives in peace and honesty.
I dream of souls that are always free,
Like a cloud that floats,
Pien 'd'humanity in the depths.

In my fantasy I see a bright world
Night there is less darkness.
I dream of souls that are always free,
Like a cloud that floats.
Pien 'd'humanity in the depths.

In my fantasy exists a warm wind,
That breathes into the city, as a friend.
I dream of souls that are always free,
Like a cloud that floats,
Pien 'd'humanity in the depths.