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Prairie Waters by Night

Language: English

Chatter of birds two by two raises a night song 
joining a litany of running water-sheer waters 
showing the russet of old stones remembering many rains.
 
And the long willows drowse on the shoulders 
of the running water, and sleep from much music; 
joined songs of day-end, feathery throats and stony waters, 
in a choir chanting new psalms.

It is too much for the long willows when low laughter 
of a red moon comes down; and the willows drowse and sleep 
on the shoulders of the running water.


Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator]

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Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)


Text added to the website: 2007-07-07.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:25
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