This is now the land of Never;
I've given everything, and more.
God, I call myself Believer
but what on earth is still in store?
Days are aching, hard and weary,
well of strength is long since dry;
can it be that this is merely
the waiting for my time to die?
Far-off, hear the Roman trumpet,
legions' footfall, hear the drums,
I am wrapped in martial comfort
as something mighty this way comes.
They bid me rise, and bid me care,
and will not leave me standing there.
Music from Ottorino Respighi, with the fourth movement of The Pines of Rome, entitled The Appian Way. It's a musical nod to classical Rome, depicting the return of a triumphant legion.
It's conducted by the marvellous Andre Rieu.
Thanks to Carol Ashby, Blessed Are The Pure Of Heart is back on Kindle, and will be available in paperback soon.
Friends are everything. I couldn't have done it.
Below are my recent releases on Kindle -please excuse their presence in the body of the blog. I haven't the energy to get them up as 'buttons' in the sidebar. You can click on the covers to go to the Amazon links.