Five Cinquains

Song Cycle by Ina Bottelier (b. 1943)

Word count: 116

1. November night [sung text checked 1 time]

Listen.	
With faint dry sound,	
Like steps of passing ghosts,	
The leaves, frost-crisp'd, break from the trees	
And fall.

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Note: Bottelier's setting begins with the title "November night" sung twice.

Researcher for this text: Emily Ezust [Administrator]

2. Triad [sung text checked 1 time]

These be
three silent things:
The falling snow . . . the hour
Before the dawn . . . the mouth of one
Just dead.

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Note: Bottelier's setting begins with the title "Triad" sung twice.

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3. Trapped [sung text checked 1 time]

Well and
If day on day
Follows, and weary year
On year. . and ever days and years. .
Well?

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Note: Bottelier's setting begins with the title "Trapped" repeated twice.

Researcher for this text: Emily Ezust [Administrator]

4. The warning [sung text checked 1 time]

Just now,
Out of the strange
Still dusk . . . as strange, as still . . .
A white moth flew . . . Why am I grown
So cold?

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Note: Bottelier's setting begins with the title "The warning"

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5. Niagara [sung text checked 1 time]

   Seen on a Night in November

How frail
Above the bulk
Of crashing water hangs,
Autumnal, evanescent, wan,
The moon.

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Note: Bottelier's setting begins with the title "Niagara" sung twice, followed by "Seen on a Night in November"

Researcher for this text: Emily Ezust [Administrator]