I was angry with my friend
I told my wrath, my wrath did end
I was angry with my foe
I told it not, my wrath did grow
And I watered it in fears
Night and morning with my tears
And I sunned it with smiles
and with soft deceitful wiles
And it grew both day and night
'till it bore an apple bright
My foe beheld it shine
and he knew that it was mine
And into my garden stole
When the night had veiled the pole
In the morning glad I see
My foe outstretched beneath the tree
William Blake (1757-1827)
(See the track "Hope" for general background).
The music for this song was the track 'Breath' that Klaus recorded for his double live album "Anniversary" (2016). The words are taken from the poem "A Poison Tree" by William Blake (originating from a collection entitled 'Songs of Experience' in 1794).
On this track I do some harmony vocals but again it is important to note that they were all just "first-take" recorded directly onto the cd-version of Schønning's original. And nothing has been edited, mixed or mastered. A true demo, but nevertheless with some emotion and atmosphere. Agree ?