Friday, June 6, 2008

Memorial Garden planting

Our hospice singing group Hallowell sang last Sunday for a memorial planting. Doves were released from a cage just as we were singing "Somewhere Over the Rainbow". Breathtaking.
We've been singing this beautiful setting of this Tennyson poem, written by Rani Arbo and arranged by Peter called "Crossing the Bar".
Sunset and evening star
And one clear call for me!
And may there be no moaning of the bar,
When I put out to sea,

But such a tide as moving seems asleep,
Too full for sound and foam,
When that which drew from out the boundless deep
Turns again home.

Twilight and evening bell,
And after that the dark!
And may there be no sadness of farewell,
When I embark;

For though from out our bourne of Time and Place
The flood may bear me far,
I hope to see my Pilot face to face
When I have crossed the bar.

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