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When Ezra plays the Aranjuez
he sees Achilles before the walls of Troy
now he rehearse
Achilles speaks of sorrow.
Agamemnon, dishonors me.
Here is no honor.
is only tears and vengeance.
Ezra sees Priam come to Achilles
to retrieve the body of Hector.
Priam cries for the death of his son;
bemoans Troy besieged,
Troy, which was the jewel of the world,
the Grecian heroes complain
of eleven years exchanged
for a night of rape and plunder.
He hears the Trojan women
weep for their children.
Even the very stones and flower come to complain
how they are trampled in the fields.
sees Priam speaking
the light that was Troy has to keep shining.
Ezra sees life conquering pain.
Moss and lichen cover the stones,
fell in love with beauty,
Paris, the toy of the gods,
Everyone is carrying their pain,
and in this they are absolved...
Swan Lake is also with us,
|to be continued|