Most of my music purchases are done on iTunes these days, so it was quite a treat to unwrap a CD, read the liner notes, and take in the beautiful pictorial and graphical presentation of Ms. Bruni's compositions based on poems by Wm. Butler Yeats, Dorothy Parker, W. H. Auden, Emily Dickinson, Walter de la Mare, and Christina Rossetti.
One struck a perfect chord~
When I am old and comforted
And done with this desire
With memory to share my bed
And peace to share my fire,
I'll comb my hair in scalloped bands
Beneath my laundered cap
And watch my cool and frabile hands
Lie light upon my lap.
And I will have a sprigged gown
With lace to kiss my throat
I'll draw my curtain to the town,
and hum a purring note.
And I'll forget the way of tears,
And rock, and stir my tea.
But oh, I wish those blessed years
Were further than they be!
A lovely, sensual CD.