Living with Nature - School on Blog
Lesson: Dirge, music for the dying and the dead. Can you make this poem the lyrics for your composition? Please try it . Refer to some requiem compositions by Beethoven, Mozart, Mendelssohn, our own Santiago, and other composers.
Drip, drip, drip, like tears,
too far out to meet the sea,
in dirge of a dying waterfall
once proud and full and free.
Drip, drip, drip, like rain,
too little to quench the land,
to make the fields green and alive,
and dewdrops to greet the sun.
Drip, drip, drip, the pipes run dry,
no longer music in the park;
behind white walls and rooftops,
and some forgotten arch. ~
Old Waterfall, in acrylic by AVRotor (c.1986)