May 1, 2014
Poem: O Perpetual Revolution of Configured Stars
O Perpetual Revolution of Configured Stars is an excerpt from Choruses from The Rock by T.S. Eliot (1888-1965). The Rock is a play that Elliot wrote in the form of a medieval pageant which included music by Martin Shaw and was first performed in 1934. O Perpetual Revolution of Configured Stars is included in the Religious Poetry Appendix for Lent and Easter of the Divine Office (1974). The excerpt therein begins at Line 3 of the Choruses and ends at Line 13 (But nearness to death no nearer to God). The full text can be found here.
Reading (Excerpt Times - 0:10 to 0:55)