I have made this song as a birthday present for my sister. She always admired the work of the so called Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, an artist group founded by the English poet Dante Gabriel Rosetti (1828 – 1882).
Rossetti’s personal life was closely linked to his work, especially his relationships with his models and muses, first of all Elizabeth Eleanor Siddal (1829 – 1862). She was an English artists‘ model, poet and artist who was painted and drawn extensively by artists of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood. Through various circumstances she became severely depressed and her long illness gave her access to laudanum to which she became addicted. Rossetti’s relationship with Siddal has been the subject of television dramas, notably ‚Dante’s Inferno‘ (1967), by Ken Russell, in which she was played by Judith Paris and Rossetti by Oliver Reed.
In one scene of the movie the dying Elizabeth Sidall is reciting a poem written by herself. The original poem was titled ‚Lord May I Come?‘. Ken Russell used an adapted version with the title ‚The Unknown Land‘ in which Elizabeth Sidall asked herself how it will be in the unknown land whereto we will go after death. I sampled the voice reciting the poem and used it for my song.
The Final Poem
How is it in the unknown land?
Do the dead walk hand in hand?
Do we clasp dead hands and quiver
With an endless joy forever?
Is the air filled with the sound
Of spirits circling round and round?
Are there lakes of endless song,
To rest our tired eyes upon?
Do tall white angels gaze and wend
Along the banks where lilies bend?
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