music makers & dreamers of dreams

We are the music makers,

And we are the dreamers of dreams,

Wandering by lone sea-breakers,

And sitting by desolate streams;
World-losers and world-forsakers,

On whom the pale moon gleams:

Yet we are the movers and shakers

Of the world for ever, it seems.

Arthur William Edgar O’Shaughnessy
from Music and Moonlight (1874)

music makers

quote written on the wall at austrian albergue in los arcos (camino de santiago)


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