I have wist, sin I couthe meen,
That children hath by candle light
Her shadewe on the wal iseen,
And ronne thereafter all the night.
Bisy aboute they han ben
To catchen it with all here might,
And whon they catchen
It best wolde wene,
Sonnest it shet out of her sight.
The shadowe catchen they ne might,
Fo no lines that they couthe lay.
This shadewe I may liken aright
To this world and yesterday.
Ever since I could remember, I have known
That children, by candle light,
Have seen a shadow on the wall
And have chased it all night through
Busily, they have tried
With all their might, to catch it.
And when they most
Expect to catch it
It shoots most quickly out of sight.
This shadow never shall be caught
In any trap they lay.
This shadow in the likeness,
Of this world and yesterday.
This is a song that Delerium does, entitled 'Aria'. It's one of my favorites. I would really like to hear what Loreena would do with this one. You can view the video for it on Youtube here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0LKEdx8n2Jk