We enjoyed the DVD movie recently, Here on Earth, a love triangle story with some beautiful music that prompted me to see if I could find one of the more beautiful music selections from that show.

The power of Internet searches should no longer surprise me, but it still does.  Here’s that piece to share with you, words from the famous Robert Frost poem, Birches, set to music that adds yet another dimension to its listening.  I don’t think the photos are from the movie, but their message is clear and I certainly agree,

…earth’s the right place for love: I don’t know where its likely to go better…

(click on title below to enjoy this music)

Birches

So was I once myself a swinger of birches.
And so I dream of going back to be.
It’s when I’m weary of considerations,
And life is too much like a pathless wood
Where your face burns and tickles with the cobwebs
Broken across it, and one eye is weeping
From a twig’s having lashed across it open.
I’d like to get away from earth awhile
And then come back to it and begin over.
May no fate wilfully misunderstand me
And half grant what I wish and snatch me away
Not to return. Earth’s the right place for love:
I don’t know where it’s likely to go better.
I’d like to go by climbing a birch tree~
And climb black branches up a snow-white trunk
Toward heaven, till the tree could bear no more,
But dipped its top and set me down again.
That would be good both going and coming back.
One could do worse than be a swinger of birches.

– Robert Frost

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