This piece is inspired by the idealist, war-time writings of Rupert Brooke. This particular poem is a haunting blend of love and hate. The author finds himself struggling to find time for himself, but there is something lurking under the surface of his consciousness. The text is basically in two parts: one contemplative and the other a representation of conflict. The music reflects that. In the first part, the vocalist sings free lines accompanied by only the sparsest of textures.
In the second part, someone or something has intruded into the poet’s consciousness. He battles with the intrusion. The strings roil in the fog as they fight for supremacy, all the while the singer wails his woes.