. Introduction In a second-hand bookshop, located in the French Quarter (New Orleans), I discovered a poetry book by Margaret Hunt Brisbane (1858-1925). It had been in mid spring of 2005, a couple of months before Hurricane Katrina sorely afflicted New Orleans. I sensed that Mrs. Brisbane’s pure verse and poetic descriptions were highly suitable to be turned into songs. As a debut, Powerpoets has now put music to one of her most brilliant poems. This is to honor Johnnie Hunt, as she was formerly known, "forever and evermore"! ---Guntbert “Gunny” Markefka Originator, co-producer, lead vocals and bass of the Powerpoets band project . . Forever and Evermore by Margaret Hunt Brisbane Out of the sunshine, darling, Out of the sunshine bright, Into the deeps of darkness Into the blinding night--- Out of the golden vapors That cling to the dawn’s sweet door--- Into the timeless shadows Forever and evermore! Where are the rosy fingers Held in my stronger hand? Was it a dream, my darling Gone to some far dreamland? Was all but a fairy fruitage A passionate love-tree bore? Lost are the fairy fingers Forever and evermore. Once in the springtime, darling, They nestled here in my own; Stayed till the bloom-crowned summer Had climbed to her sun-dropped throne--- Stayed till the leaves of autumn Their yellow and crimson wore But today you have taken them from me Forever and evermore. The springtime’s magical murmur, The flow of the gurgling streams, That tangled in silvery music In and out of my dreams, But flowed through my anguished spirit To break on another shore, But their tearlike traces shall linger Forever and evermore. Don’t turn away from me, darling, Those sweetest of sweet, sweet eyes; I want their light to shine over This saddest of sad, goodbyes--- Goodbye to the rapture of loving Goodbye to the bliss it bore. Goodbye to the passion of passions Forever and evermore! . .