Every now and then, you happen upon a piece of music that just seems to resonate perfectly with you. It is almost always circumstantial: there is no guarantee that the same circumstances will align themselves again in order to have the same impact at some other point in your life. Yes, I am being overly sentimental and sappy, but boy, this tune is undeniably beautiful.

A Necklace of Wrens is a poem written by the late Irish poet, Michael Hartnett. It is sung here with sincerity and grace in its original Irish, accompanied simply by a piano and strings. Should there be a time in your life where a piece like this is able to resonate with you, be thankful for it, no matter what else is being hurled at you.

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