Since a few years, a part of my active musical composition is about the great victorian poet Christina Rossetti. I started a project called Ellen Alleyne, which is the pen name of Christina Rossetti, and I've composed songs for a few poems that were inspiring me.
"Love song" is one of the twelve poems of this project.
This reminds me a quote : "A human being is a part of the whole, called by us the 'Universe', a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings, as something separate from the rest - a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty. Nobody is able to achieve this completely, but the striving for such achievement is in itself a part of the liberation and a foundation for inner security."
This optimistic song is about the enjoyment of the beauty all around : in nature (lilies) in animals (doves) in insects (butterflies) in the atmosphere (the rosy summer light)... and also in ourselves. In fact, it's when we have strong feelings of happiness, that we are able to see all of this beauty around us. -- "Oh happy we who look on them...hand in hand."