I suppose this wasn’t shown on BBC America, because somehow I missed this back in 2009. Apparently there was a show called Poetry Season. I wasn’t familiar with The King Blues either until seeing this poem online today, after which I started looking up their songs. And the reason I bring this to you tonight, in case you missed it too, is in hopes of sparking your imagination. What innovative way could an old poem that means something to you be presented in a relevant way to a new generation?
What do you think? Does the poem fit this setting? Does it matter what I think if it speaks to the kids? Judging by the comments on the YouTube page, it seems to have been effective.
So We'll Go No More a Roving By Lord Byron (George Gordon) So, we'll go no more a roving So late into the night, Though the heart be still as loving, And the moon be still as bright. For the sword outwears its sheath, And the soul wears out the breast, And the heart must pause to breathe, And love itself have rest. Though the night was made for loving, And the day returns too soon, Yet we'll go no more a roving By the light of the moon.