These Stars Will Leave You in Tears

Cover photo by Tom Hall

A while back, one of my friends introduced me to music of Eriks Esenvalds. This piece in particular is hauntingly beautiful.

Take five minutes today and drink in the these dulcet tones. It’ll be good for your mind, body, and soul. I promise.

Text adapted from the poem ‘Stars’ by Sara Teasdale (1920)

Alone in the night
On a dark hill
With pines around me
Spicy and still,

And a heaven full of stars
Over my head
White and topaz
And misty red;

Myriads with beating
Hearts of fire
That aeons
Cannot vex or tire;

Up the dome of heaven
Like a great hill,
I watch them marching
Stately and still,

And I know that I
Am honored to be
Witness
Of so much majesty.

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Chief Editor and Founder of Urban Spiritual, I’m a classically trained singer and actor living in New York City, who has performed in the U.S. and Europe. I’m also a writer, traveller, meditator, arts-lover, and well-being enthusiast.

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