Love

1 03 2010

For the Q,

Loreena McKennitt – The dark night of the soul

Upon a darkened night
the flame of love was burning in my breast
And by a lantern bright
I fled my house while all in quiet rest

Shrouded by the night
and by the secret stair I quickly fled
The veil concealed my eyes
while all within lay quiet as the dead

Chorus
Oh night thou was my guide
oh night more loving than the rising sun
Oh night that joined the lover
to the beloved one
transforming each of them into the other

Upon that misty night
in secrecy, beyond such mortal sight
Without a guide or light
than that which burned so deeply in my heart

That fire t’was led me on
and shone more bright than of the midday sun
To where he waited still
it was a place where no one else could come

Chorus

Within my pounding heart
which kept itself entirely for him
He fell into his sleep
beneath the cedars all my love I gave
And by the fortress walls
the wind would brush his hair against his brow
And with its smoothest hand
caressed my every sense it would allow

Chorus

I lost myself to him
and laid my face upon my lovers breast
And care and grief grew dim
as in the mornings mist became the light
There they dimmed amongst the lilies fair
There they dimmed amongst the lilies fair
There they dimmed amongst the lilies fair

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6 responses

2 03 2010
Lat

Loved the music! Sounds like Irish tune to me.Esp liked the lines,

“Oh night that joined the lover
to the beloved one
transforming each of them into the other” and the last chorus!

Simply beautiful!

2 03 2010
wafa'

very beautiful, and a great voice. I should look for other work of her. Thanx 🙂

2 03 2010
Aafke

L:at, it’s very irish! It really is my favorite lovesong!

wafa’ welcome to my blog, check her website: http://www.quinlanroad.com/
I featured songs of Loreen McKenitt on these posts
https://clouddragon.wordpress.com/2008/04/02/celtic-meets-sufi/
https://clouddragon.wordpress.com/2008/12/06/1910/

3 03 2010
Haleem

Does the Q like it? You have to tell the story of the Q, you know!

6 03 2010
Abu Sinan

Awesome music. I have been listening to her for some 15 years now. Have you got her newer album with Middle Eastern influences? It is great.

6 03 2010
Aafke

Haleem The Q thinks it’s too softy… He likes the lyric though.

AbuSinan, Yes, I have her latest too! 😀 I think many of her cd’s have middle eastern influence. And it goes very well with Celtic music.

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