Monday, September 16, 2013

Video-Fairport Convention-"To Althea From Prison"


I enjoyed this video of a famous English poem (by Richard Lovelace 1642) performed as a folk song with video from the movie "Fly Away Home" from the hatching of the baby geese to them flying along guided by the girl in an ultra-lite.

Video - Fairport Convention's song "To Althea From Prison"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xh5M1pxT5Zg

Fairport Convention is an English folk rock and electric folk band.
They have been around for 45 years.  They still record, tour, and participate
in a folk festival.
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Here are the lyrics, in case you are not familiar with this poem.

http://www.poetryfoundation.org/poem/173923

 I only remembered the first two lines of the last stanza myself and did not
 recall the name of the poem.

 Stone Walls do not a Prison make,
    Nor Iron bars a Cage;

 When I went to High School in the 1960s, students were expected to memorize
 quite a few poems. Parts of poems stay with a person forever - that is what
 our teachers wanted to happen.

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