Sylvia Townsend Warner in Maiden Newton - 30 June, 1970

from The diaries of Sylvia Townsend Warner, page 346:

I spent the morning sorting her poems. Afterwards, I went downstairs feeling very cold and translated. And then she gave me an assurance of my death, as I listened to the last variation of op. 109: the gathering ripples coldly pusling round me, like wading into the sea, swelling, rising, encompassing, irresistable; and the theme emerging, bare & naked, standing on the yonder shore.

cite as

Sylvia Townsend Warner, and Claire Harman (ed.), The diaries of Sylvia Townsend Warner (:London, 1995), p. 346. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1443876001311 accessed: 21 September, 2020

location of experience: Maiden Newton

Listeners

Sylvia Townsend Warner
Musicologist, Writer
1893-1978

Listening to

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Op. 109

Experience Information

Date/Time 30 June, 1970
Listening Environment in private, indoors, solitary

Originally submitted by Jo Reardon on Sat, 03 Oct 2015 13:40:01 +0100
Approved on Fri, 18 Dec 2015 17:21:33 +0000