"This, then is our desert:
to live facing despair,
but not to consent.
To trample it down under hope in the Cross.
To wage war against despair unceasingly.
That war is our wilderness.
If we wage it courageously,
we will find Christ at our side.
If we cannot face it,
we will never find him."
Tuesday, 22 May 2012
On Hearing the First Cuckoo in Spring ...
because, on this warm and sunny May evening, I just have...
Composed by Frederick Delius in 1912 - this recording from 1936 conducted by Sir Thomas Beecham, the greatest champion of his music: