These Hearts

From Rupert Brooke's War Sonnets, set to music by Sue Casson.





IV The Dead



These hearts were woven of human joys and cares,

Washed with sorrow, swift to mirth.

The years had given them kindness.


Dawn was theirs

And the sunset, and the colours of the earth

They had seen movement, heard music

Till Honour lost its worth


Known slumber and waking; loved;

Had gone proudly friended;

Touched flowers, touched furs, touched cheeks; sat alone;

All this is ended.


Recorded by the Phoenix Choir, Casterton School in December 2010, under the direction of David Chapman

Recording in Casterton 6