Mirage

(2007)
"Mirage" is the second song in Richard Pearson Thomas's song cycle Twilight, which sets the poetry of Christina Rossetti.

---

The audio recording, in the audio player to the right, features Natalie Mann, soprano, and Jeffrey Panko, piano. Used with permission of the performers. To listen, click on the track name itself.
Mirage
by Christina Rossetti

The hope I dreamed of was a dream,
Was but a dream; and now I wake,
Exceeding comfortless, and worn, and old,
For a dream's sake.

I hang my harp upon a tree,
A weeping willow in a lake;
I hang my silent harp there, wrung and snapt
For a dream's sake.

Lie still, lie still, my breaking heart;
My silent heart, lie still and break:
Life, and the world, and mine own self, are changed
For a dream's sake.

Audio PLaylist

CD / DVD / MP3