Morrissey Central "2022" (December 31, 2021)


'I dream of moor, and misty hill
Where evening gathers, dark and chill
What has 2022 worth revealing?'

Emily Bronte.

Actually an excerpt from Faith And Despondency (1846):

"But, yet, even this tranquillity
Brings bitter, restless thoughts to me;
And, in the red fire's cheerful glow,
I think of deep glens, blocked with snow;
I dream of moor, and misty hill,
Where evening closes dark and chill;
For, lone, among the mountains cold,
Lie those that I have loved of old.
And my heart aches, in hopeless pain,
Exhausted with repinings vain,
That I shall greet them ne'er again!"

(In full here).

What has 2022 worth revealing?'

It's interesting to know that Bronte was concerned about the distant future.
Stanzas - E. Bronté

Often rebuked, yet always back returning
To those first feelings that were born with me,
And leaving busy chase of wealth and learning
For idle dreams of things that cannot be:

To-day, I will seek not the shadowy region;
Its unsustaining vastness waxes drear;
And visions rising, legion after legion,
Bring the unreal world too strangely near.

I'll walk, but not in old heroic traces,
And not in paths of high morality,
And not among the half-distinguished faces,
The clouded forms of long-past history.

I'll walk where my own nature would be leading:
It vexes me to choose another guide:
Where the gray flocks in ferny glens are feeding;
Where the wild wind blows on the mountain side.

What have those lonely mountains worth revealing?
More glory and more grief than I can tell:
The earth that wakes one human heart to feeling
Can centre both the worlds of Heaven and Hell.
Well, 2021 was a quiet year in Morrissey-land. I hope we get to hear and see a little more of him artistically in 2022.
Best wishes to all of you here too.
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