Norman Birkett went to immense trouble to get me a copy of "The Northern Muse" a selection of Scottish poetry made by John Buchan.  

 

Incidentally he put in it an inscription of which I am very proud.

 

“From his friend Norman Birkett. To commemorate days at Nuremberg and some superb examples of the great art of Cross-Examination.”

 

Why I really mentioned it (I swear - you believe me - thousands wouldn't) is for Norman's favourite poem which rather expresses our mood just now:-

 

Choir:

Comes round a time, comes round at last tho' creepin',

And green and glad again stand bush an' tree;

E'en tender flowers, just thro' the young gress peepin'

Rise in their weakness, and owre-rin the lea.

 

Non Semper Imbres

Non Semper Imbres

Non Semper Imbres

 

Sylvia:

I saw Hilary at the Speakers and he told me he was doing a talk but was not allowed to mention horrors, we really are all mad.  What do they think this trial was about?

 

Choir:

Thus Nature sorrows, and forgets her sorrow;

And Reason soberly approves her way :

Why should we shut our eyes against to-morrow

Because our sky was clouded yesterday?

 

The law is a living thing. It is not rigid and unalterable. Its purpose is to serve mankind and it must grow and change to meet the changing needs of society. The needs of Europe today have no parallel in history

 

Choir:

Non Semper Imbres

Non Semper Imbres

Natura non contristatur

 

Non Semper Imbres

Non Semper Imbres

Non Semper Imbres

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Dreams of Peace & Freedom

A song cycle by Sue Casson

Non Semper Imbres II

 

by James Logie Robertson

set to music by Sue Casson