Homeward

(1985)

"Homeward" is the second song of David Leisner's song cycle Outdoor Shadows, which sets the poetry of Robert Francis.

Homeward
by Robert Francis


Sun that gives the world its color,
Turn me darker, deeper, duller.


Make the clouds white, and the foam.
Make me brown as fresh-turned loam.


Save whiteness for sky and sea.
Give the tan of earth to me.


Blend me to the hue of loam.
Turn me homeward, turn me home.


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