Thursday, April 22, 2010

silence my soul

The Poetry Spoken and Sung concert was a highlight of the Festival that I forgot to put in my list. I was particularly moved by the opening song based on Rabindranath Tagore's poem:

silence my soul
these trees are prayers
I asked a tree tell me about God
then it blossomed

I don't consider myself a person who is deeply touched by nature or the idea of "trees as prayers" -- but when these words were combined with the music and the arrangement of singers whispering all around us like the wind through leaves, I really felt that this was a taste of heaven on earth.


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