Incantations Part 2
hudba: Mike Oldfield
text: Henry W. Longfellow (1807-1882) - pasáže básně "The song of Hiawatha"
zpěv: Maddy Prior
album: Incantations
Diana, Luna, Lucina
Diana, Luna, Lucina
Diana, Luna, Lucina
Diana, Luna, Lucina
Diana, Luna, Lucina
Diana, Luna, Lucina
Lune, Lune
Diana, Luna, Lucina
Diana, Luna, Lucina
Hiawatha's Departure
By the shores of Gitche Gumee
By the shining Big-Sea-Water
At the doorway of the wigwam
In the early summer morning
Hiawatha stood and waited
All the air was full of freshness
All the Earth was bright and joyous
And before him, through the sunshine
Westward toward the neighbouring forest
Passed in golden swarms the Ahmo
Passed the bees, the honey-maker
Burning, singing in the sunshine
Bright above him shone the heavens
Level spread the lake before him
From its bosom leaped the sturgeon
Sparkling, flashing in the sunshine
On its margrin the great forest
Stood reflected in the water
Every tree-top had its shadow
Motionless beneath the water
From the brow of Hiawatha
Gone was every trace of sorrow
As the fog from off the water
As the mist from off the meadow
Stood and waited Hiawatha
Toward the sun his hands were lifted
Both the palms spread out toward it
And between the parted fingers
Fell the sunshine on his features
Flecked with light his naked shoulders
As is falls and flecks an oak-tree
Through the rifted leaves and branches
O'er the water floating, flying
Something in the hazy distance
Something in the mist of morning
Loomed and lifted from the water
Now seemed floating, now seemed flying
Coming nearer, nearer, nearer
Was it Shingebis the diver?
Or the pelican, the Shada?
Or the heron, the Shu-shu-gha?
Or the white goose, Waw-be-wana
With the water dripping, flashing
From its glossy neck and features?
It was neither goose nor diver
Neither pelican nor heron
O'er the water floating, flying
Through the shining mist of morning
But a birch canoe with paddles
Rising, sinking on the water
Dripping, flashing in the sunshine
And within it came a people
The Son Of The Evening Star
Can it be the sun descending?
O'er the level plain of water?
Or the Red Swan floating, flying
Wounded by the magic arrow
Staining all the waves with crimson
With the crimson of its life-blood
Filling all the air with splendor
Filling all the air with plumage
Yes, it is the sun descending
Sinking down into the water
All the sky is stained with purple
All the water flushed with crimson
No, it is the Red Swan floating
Diving down beneath the water
To the sky its wings are lifted
With its blood the waves are reddened
Over it the Star of Evening
Melts and trembles through the purple
Hangs suspended in the twilight
Walks in silence through the heavens