as is the sea marvelous

(2004)

"as is the sea marvelous" is the first song of John Musto's song cycle Viva Sweet Love, a cycle which sets the poetry of e. e. cummings and James Laughlin.

as is the sea marvelous
by e. e. cummings


as is the sea marvelous
from god's
hands which sent her forth
to sleep upon the world


and the earth withers
the moon crumbles
one by one
stars flutter into dust


but the sea
does not change
and she goes forth out of hands and
she returns into hands


and is with sleep....


love,
the breaking


of your
soul
upon
my lips


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