Every time I hear them, I remember that first morning,
That moment in a narrow street when brightly, without warning,
The bells loosened their tongues to sing and raised their clarion voices
In that wild hymnody of joy at which my heart rejoices,
And now, wherever I may be, whatever is the weather
Or the occasion driving me, those voices joined together
Stop me, and make me raise my eyes while all the bells are ringing,
And search the gladness of the skies where Carillon is singing.
I love this post…fabulous words and image:)x
Needless to say, I stole some inspiration from my dear pal Poe (The Bells), not to mention Rachmaninov (The Bells)—a couple of standards very hard to reach indeed. But inspiration offers a goal, not the promise of matching, so I’m happy to stand in their shade if it pleases you!! 😀 xo
Your words and the images make my Heart sing! Thank you, Kathryn! Love, Amy
Many thanks to you! I’m delighted you liked this one. 🙂
adore the illustrations, and the words
So glad! May the bells ring in peace and happiness for you often!
I like the way your personified Carillon.
But I don’t like the way I mangled my comment. I meant to write either “I like the way you’ve personified Carillon” or “I like your personified Carillon,” but I crossed the two versions.
Well, I still like that you liked it! 😀
Your watercolor reminds me of a photograph I took last year, even though the two media are so different:
I’m looking forward to seeing it! The watercolors are from a long-ago organ-recital-plus-art collaboration with a friend, but of course when I pulled them out of my dusty archives they got a few techno-tweaks just for fun.
We poets tend to toast the bells and you’ve saluted them very well. Enjoyed!
Thank you! I do love the many artistic appearances of bells (thank you, Poe and Rachmaninov, especially!), and I look forward to every time you chime in with yours, too! 🙂
This has to be a favourite of hours for me Kathryn. Its fabulous and I love the bells loosening their tongues, thats wonderful! Andthe illustrations – gorgeous xx
Thank you, my lovely! I have had the pleasure and nourishment of pealing bells around me quite a lot recently, and there’s no doubt in my mind that they play a part in my being so happy these days. 🙂