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In Memoriam, A. M. W.

Gordon Bottomley 1874 (Keighley) – 1948

SEPTEMBER 1910
 
(For a Solemn Music)
 

 
Out of a silence
The voice of music speaks.
 
When words have no more power,
When tears can tell no more,
The heart of all regret
Is uttered by a falling wave
Of melody.
 
No more, no more
The voice that gathered us
Shall hush us with deep joy;
But in this hush,
Out of its silence,
In the awaking of music,
It shall return.
 
For music can renew
Its gladness and communion,
Until we also sink,
Where sinks the voice of music,
Into a silence.
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Gordon Bottomley

Gordon Bottomley was an English poet, known particularly for his verse dramas. He was partly disabled by tubercular illness. His main influences were the later Victorian Romantic poets, the Pre-Raphaelites and William Morris. more…

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