John Dowland [1562 – 1623] : Clear Or Cloudy [reblog]

from Oannes *

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Ένα τραγούδι του μεγάλου αναγεννησιακού λαουτίστα, singer-songwriter John Dowland, ταιριαστό με την βροχερή περίσταση…

A song by the great Renaissance lutist, singer-songwriter John Dowland, fitting the rainy occasion…


❝ Clear or cloudy, sweet as April show’ring,
Smooth or frowning so is her face to me,
Pleas’d or smiling like mild May all flow’ring
When skies blue silk and meadows carpets be,
Her speeches notes of that night-bird that singeth,
Who thought all sweet yet jarring notes outringeth.
Her grace like June, when earth and trees be trimm’d
In best attire of complete beauty’s height,
Her love again like summer’s days be dimm’­d,
With little clouds of doubtful constant faith,
Her trust her doubt, like rain and heat in skies
Gently thund’ring, she lightning to my eyes.
Sweet Summer spring that breatheth life and growing,
In weeds as into healing herbs and flow’rs,
And seeds of service diverse sorts in sowing,
Some haply seeming and some being yours,
Rain on your herbs and flow’rs that truly serve,
And let your weeds lack dew and duly starve.❞



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* For my friends who didn’t know, or first timers here, Oannes [aka Socratis Papahatzis] is my husband, partner in life and music and the one with my undying admiration. Together we have a band MK-O [the music of Marina Kanavaki & Oannes]. So, it’s my pleasure to share with you his [and sometimes mine] musical selections. Do visit his site. He has my highest recommendation!