All my pretty ones

Song Cycle by Stephen Paulus (b. 1949)

Word count: 845

1. In a tree at dawn, to listen to birds [sung text checked 1 time]

I had wanted to hide
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2. And the birds arrive [sung text checked 1 time]

And the birds arrive
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3. Purple finch [sung text checked 1 time]

A finch with a broken neck lies by my house
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4. Feeder [sung text checked 1 time]

The same day I build
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5. Little life [sung text checked 1 time]

Life,/ O little life
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6. The bird inside [sung text checked 1 time]

And when I am calm
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7. Night bird [sung text checked 1 time]

I know what the night bird wants
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8. All my pretty ones [sung text checked 1 time]

Do you see? There!
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