The Song of the Lark, by Jules Adolphe Breton
The Song of the Lark
a meditation on the painting
by Jules Adolphe Breton
At the bottom of the skyan orange sunmeets the field
arranginga constellationwith her sickle.
The trees, the house,silo and barnsbindher body,
her handsmown with labor, her feetlike stones in the dirt,
her breasts: fruitin peeling skins.
from the groundgroundground
And her faceblossomsin the patulous sky
like the song
of the lark
Listen to a podcast of this poem here.
I had searched for an audio of a lark, without any satisfying results. Now, after Lorenzo's comment about "The Lark Ascending" by Ralph Vaughan Williams, I am posting a recording of it. I listened to it for the first time today. It is so incredibly beautiful, I just sort of sit speechless, in tears of listening. Please give it your rapt attention if you can take the time for all fifteen minutes.