Here is a double dose of soulful triumph and intense beauty expressed through the mediums of poetry and music.
INVICTUS by William Earnest Henley was published in 1875, after enduring his leg being amputated due to tuberculosis. The word ‘Invictus’ is Latin for UNCONQUERED.
OUTRO by the French band M83 from their album, “Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming” (M83 stands for Messier 83…a spiral galaxy).
Two separate creations, and yet, they overlap and intertwine.
Feel the majestically ethereal music as it enters you and unlocks your mind; freeing your soul. Digest the impassioned words in your head while reading the poem and lyrics. It will remind you of who you truly are: an unconquerable, courageous, beautiful, loving, infinite soul…♥
Out of the night that covers me,
Black as the Pit from pole to pole,
I thank whatever gods may be
For my unconquerable soul.
In the fell clutch of circumstance
I have not winced nor cried aloud.
Under the bludgeonings of chance
My head is bloody, but unbowed.
Beyond this place of wrath and tears
Looms but the Horror of the shade,
And yet the menace of the years
Finds, and shall find, me unafraid.
It matters not how strait the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll.
I am the master of my fate:
I am the captain of my soul.
~ William Ernest Henley
I’m the king of my own land.
Facing tempests of dust, I’ll fight until the end.
Creatures of my dreams raise up and dance with me!
Now and forever, I’m your king!
~ Anthony Gonzalez – M83, “Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming”