To the tally of my soul
To the tally of my soul,
Loud and strong kept up the gray-brown bird,
With pure deliberate notes, spreading, filling the night.
Loud in the pines and cedars dim,
Clear in the freshness moist and the swamp-perfume,
And I with my comrades there in the night.
While my sight [that was bound in my eyes]1 unclosed,
As to long panoramas of visions.
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- by Paul Hindemith (1895 - 1963), "To the tally of my soul
" [baritone, mezzo-soprano, chorus and orchestra], from the cantata When lilacs last in the dooryard bloom'd, no. 10..
- by Roger Sessions (1896 - 1985), "Now while I sat in the day, and look'd forth
", from the cantata When lilacs last in the dooryard bloom'd, no. 3, cantata.
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