Briefly It Enters

Song Cycle by William Bolcom (b. 1938)

Word count: 957

1. Who [sung text checked 1 time]

These lines are written
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2. The clearing [sung text checked 1 time]

The dog and I push through the ring
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3. Otherwise [sung text checked 1 time]

I got out of bed
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4. February: Thinking of flowers [sung text checked 1 time]

Now wind torments the field
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5. Twilight: After haying [sung text checked 1 time]

Yes, long shadows go out
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6. Man eating [sung text checked 1 time]

The man at the table across from mine
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7. The sick wife [sung text checked 1 time]

The sick wife stayed in the car
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8. Peonies at dusk [sung text checked 1 time]

White peonies blooming along the porch
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9. Briefly it enters, and briefly speaks [sung text checked 1 time]

I am the blossom pressed in a book
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