Five Scenes

Song Cycle by David M. Epstein (1930 - 2002)

Word count: 163

?. Fog [sung text not yet checked]

The fog comes
on little cat feet.

It sits looking
over harbor and city
on silent haunches
and then moves on.

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?. Uplands in May [sung text not yet checked]

Wonder as of old things
Fresh and fair come back
Hangs over pasture and road.
Lush in the lowland grasses rise
And upland beckons to upland.
The great strong hills are humble.

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?. Nocturne in a Deserted Brickyard [sung text not yet checked]

     Stuff of the moon
Runs on the lapping sand
Out to the longest shadows.
Under the curving willows,
And round the creep of the wave line,
Fluxions of yellow and dusk on the waters
Make a wide dreaming pansy of an old pond in the night.

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?. Windscape [sung text not yet checked]

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  • by Carl Sandburg (1878 - 1967), "Changing Light Winds", from Complete Poems, first published 1950, copyright ©

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?. Fall yellow [sung text not yet checked]

I spot the hills
With yellow balls in autumn.
I light the prairie cornfields
Orange and tawny gold clusters
And I am called pumpkins.
On the last of October
When dusk is fallen
Children join hands
And circle round me
Singing ghost songs
And love to the harvest moon;
I am a jack-o'-lantern
With terrible teeth
And the children know
I am fooling.

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