Friday, 27 December 2013

Song To The Moon - A Best Seller - But Why?

I have many a time wondered why this work is a best seller. I know it's a beautiful moon, but there are many beautiful moon photographs, so what is it about this one?

Perhaps it is the image and I am a harsh critique of my own work, on the other hand maybe it's the title and the work.

I called it "song to the moon" after a very famous a beloved operatic aria by the same name. It really makes me wonder about the importance of titles in artworks. I had no intent to make people fall in love with the work and yet they did. In truth I named it after the aria because it is in my own musical repertoire and one I had always loved, so here is the image and the lyrics. Yes, they are in English for my followers :)


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Silver moon upon the deep dark sky,

Through the vast night pierce your rays.

This sleeping world you wander by,

Smiling on men's homes and ways.

Oh moon ere past you glide, tell me,

Tell me, oh where does my loved one bide?

Oh moon ere past you glide, tell me

Tell me, oh where does my loved one bide?

Tell him, oh tell him, my silver moon,

Mine are the arms that shall hold him,

That between waking and sleeping he may

Think of the love that enfolds him,

May between waking and sleeping

Think of the love that enfolds him.

Light his path far away, light his path,

Tell him, oh tell him who does for him stay!

Human soul, should it dream of me, Let my memory wakened be.

Moon, moon, oh do not wane, do not wane,

Moon, oh moon, do not wane!


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