Vocal

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May 4, 2019
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May 3, 2019

Windsong

Windsong Is the second part of the three-part song series, Three Leaves on the Wind. Barbara Kupferberg wrote the lyrics, and I composed the music. Listen to this wonderful live performance by Windsong Harlie Sponaugle, soprano; Michael Bowyer, flute; Nancy Genovese, clarinet; Amy Rothstein, piano

II. Windsong

Where does the wind stay, when it is still?
Soft on the mountain, high on the hill,
Hums to itself, prepares for the flight,
Gathering windsongs, all through the night.

Where stays the spirit who sings me my poems?
Soft as a moonbeam, high as my heart,
Choosing the phrases, tasting the words,
Capturing images, taming wild birds.

When I am empty and thirsty for life,
When I am lonely or troubled by strife,
High on the mountain and soft by the hill,
I wander; not singing, not humming, just still.
The trees of my soul bending deep in a prayer,
The hope in my heart bursting out of its lair.