Spotlight Poetry – To Music – A Poem by Robert Herrick

The image depicts a painting titled Dawn 2 by the artist Bela Fidel . The work is a vibrant abstract expressionist painting. The artist has used a palette of muted colours with a splash of red that infer the coming of dawn.The image supports the poem To Music written by Robert Herrick the poet.
© Bela Fidel, Dawn II, 2019

To Music by Robert Herrick

Music, thou Queen of Heaven, care-charming spell,
That strik’st a stillness into hell ;

Thou that tam’st tigers, and fierce storms that rise,
With thy soul-melting lullabies ;
Fall down, down, down from those thy chiming spheres,
To charm our souls, as thou enchant’st our ears.

Poem Attribution © Robert Herrick, To Music

Source Attribution https://www.poetrybyheart.org.uk/poems/to-music-2/

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Painting Attribution © Bela Fidel, Dawn II, 2019

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Spotlight Poetry – To Music – A by Percy Bysshe Shelley

The image depicts a painting titled Awake and Asleep by the artist Cleo Manuel Krueger. The work is a vibrant semi-abstract  expressionist  still life painting of a small spray of flowers. The artist has used a palette of warm orange, red, green, yellow and purple colours .The image supports the poem To Music written by the poet Percy Bysshe Shelley.
© Cleo Manuel Krueger, Awake and Asleep

To Music by Percy Bysshe Shelley

Silver key of the fountain of tears,
Where the spirit drinks till the brain is wild;

Softest grave of a thousand fears,
Where their mother, Care, like a drowsy child,
Is laid asleep in flowers.

Poem Attribution © Percy Bysshe Shelley, To Music (A Fragment)

Source Attribution https://verse.press/poem/a-fragment-to-music-599

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Painting Attribution © Cleo Manuel Krueger, Awake and Asleep

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Spotlight Poetry – To Music – A poem by Rainer Maria Rilke

The image depicts a painting titled Music in the Garden by the artist Miroslava Perevalska. The work is a surreal figurative and animal painting depicting two winged female figures sitting on an ornate dais adorned in a blue floral patterned fabric. One is playing a lute and the other a cello. In front of them lies a large white dog. Behind these rise an ornate tree with a thin golden trunk. The remainder of the composition is made up various wild animals animals coloured in white - giraffe, rhinos, elephants and lama as in Bosch's Paradise. The composition is imbued with a sense of peace and calmness. The image supports the poem To Music written by the poet Rainer Maria Rilke.
© Miroslava Perevalska, Music in the Garden, 2012

To Music by Rainer Maria Rilke

Translated by Stephen Mitchell

Music: breathing of statues. Perhaps:
silence of paintings.
You language where all language
ends. You time
standing vertically on the motion of mortal hearts.

Feelings for whom? O you the transformation
of feelings into what?–: into audible landscape.
You stranger: music. You heart-space
grown out of us.
The deepest space in us,
which, rising above us, forces its way out,–
holy departure:
when the innermost point in us stands
outside, as the most practiced distance, as the other
side of the air:

pure,
boundless,
no longer habitable.

Poem Attribution © Rainer Maria Rilke, To Music

Source Attribution https://www.poemhunter.com/poem/to-music/

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Painting Attribution © Miroslava Perevalska, Music in the Garden, 2012

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Spotlight Poetry – To Music – A poem by Robert Herrick

© Misako Chida, Whimsical Music Notes, 2020

To Music by Robert Herrick

Begin to charm, and, as thou strok’st mine ears
With thy enchantment, melt me into tears.

Then let thy active hand scud o’er thy lyre,
And make my spirits frantic with the fire.

That done, sink down into a silvery strain,
And make me smooth as balm and oil again.

Poem Attribution © Robert Herrick, To Music

Source Attribution https://www.poetrybyheart.org.uk/poems/to-music-2/

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Painting Attribution © Misako Chida, Whimsical Music Notes, 2020

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