Do I Love You

(1965)

"Do I Love You " is the sixth and twelfth song of Ned Rorem's song cycle Poems of Love and Rain for mezzo-soprano and piano.

In the first version of "Do I Love You," only the first stanza of the poem is sung. In the second version, only the second stanza is sung.

Do I Love You
by Jack Larson


Do I love you more than a day?
Days used to be faint hours to endure.
Now, through our love, I feel each hour on this spinned world about the sun.
Embodied time, I live creation.
Through you.
And I love you more than a day.


Do I love you more than air?
Air used to seem just nothingness.
Through our love, now it seems no less than God's air airing your life's breath;
Too rich for space; too dear for death.
Through you.
And I love you more than the air.


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