Lyrical Love: Ultimate Eternity


This ethereal track by Japanese hip-hop producer and musician, Nomak, I believe is a solace to those grieving over the loss of a loved one on earth, particularly a child lost.  The children’s chorus sounding from heaven is to ride on light through the cosmos, sending a message that they are all well-cared for, and unified; more unified than we can ever imagine still living stifled breaths in this isolated world.  The lyrics are extracted from the poem “The Princess” by Alfred, Lord Tennyson.

The splendor falls on castle walls
And snowy summits
Old in story
The long light shakes across the lakes
And the wild cataract
Leaps in glory

And forever and forever
And forever and forever…

O Love they die in yon rich sky
They faint on hill or field
Or River
Our echoes roll from soul to soul
And grow forever
And forever…

O Love they die in yon rich sky
They faint on hill or field
Or River
Our echoes roll from soul to soul
And grow forever
And forever

Blow, Bugle, blow
Set the wild echoes flying
Blow, Bugle, answer
Echoes dying, dying, dying

2017, Amaya Engleking

*This is the fifth post of the series, Lyrical Love, in which I feature a song on the first Friday of the month. These songs are not exceptional solely in lyricism or in instrumentation, but these two components are perfectly matched to create exquisite compositions. I’d love to hear further suggestions on songs that meet this criteria. Thank you for reading/listening.

Painting by David Mensing

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10 comments

  1. yassy · May 5

    Beautiful!

  2. yassy · May 5

    Going to tweet this

  3. Very nice indeed! Thanks for sharing!

    • Gospel Isosceles · May 6

      You’re welcome, I’m glad you listened!

      • I don’t always listen to songs posted on WordPress, but when I do…wait that sounds like a commercial! The point is, I trust your artistic sense!

  4. Wow thank you I had never heard of them

  5. Anna Waldherr · 5 Days Ago

    Beautiful.

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