1. Serenade

From the recording Siren Songs

Edgar Alan Poe imagined and put into words the after-death experience of approaching and entering the Elysian Fields – the place that the Gods created for the Greek Heroes, those that were braver and wiser than all other mortals. A place far away from Hades where they will remain after death to live a blessed and happy life. A place where the chosen will live forever...

Inspired by an Edgar Allan Poe poem


So sweet the hour, so calm the time
I feel it more than half a crime
When Nature sleeps and stars are mute
To mar with silence ev’n with lute
At rest on the ocean’s brilliant dyes
An image of Elysium lies
Seven Pleiades entranced in Heaven
Form in the deep another seven
Endymion nodding from above
Sees in the sea a second love
Within the valleys dim and brown
And on the spectral mountain’s crown
And earth, and stars, and sea, and sky
Are redolent of sleep, as I
Am redolent of thee and thine
Enthralling love, my Adeline
But list, O list, so soft and low
Thy lover’s voice tonight shall flow
That, scarce awake, thy soul shall deem
My words the music of a dream
Thus, while no single sound too rude
Upon thy slumber shall intrude
Our thoughts, our souls O God above!
In every deed shall mingle, love