FIRE, FIRE, FIRE, FIRE(text: Thomas Campion, Songs and Poems, number XX, 1595(he also composed the music to his songs, and wrote: So as they may be expressed by one Voyce, with a Violl, Lute, or Orpharion), melody: Jazzfass, 1994). —
Fire, fire, fire, fire !
Loe here I burne in such desire
That all the teares that I can straine
Out of mine idle empty braine
Cannot allay my scorching paine.
come Trent, and Humber, and fayre Thames,
Dread Ocean, haste with all thy streames:
And if you cannot quench my fire,
O drowne both me and my desire,
O drowne both me and my desire.
In the 1920s did the english poet Thomas Stern Eliot dominate the english poetic scene. He gradueted the old english rensissance poets: John Donne and the metaphysical poets👍, Campion, Milton, Jonson, Herrick👎. Later came the old poets again. The poets Donald Davie(he once wrote to me: It is not important you write poetry, it is important that you like writing poetry), Philip Larkin, Robert Lowell found inspiration in the old poets purity, diction and energetic syntax. - Campion is an auditory poet, more songwriter than the other poets. For me he is THE POET. Can transforme visual experience to auditory terms. The vocal and the vocal sounds is the organisation. Sometimes nearly a modern style.
— Thomas Campion(1567-1620). Born in London, became orphan, studied law, we don’t know so much about his youth, like Shakespear. Poems from 1591