In the Rain


"In the Rain" is the seventh and 11th song in Ned Rorem's song cycle Poems of Love and Rain for mezzo-soprano and piano.

In this song cycle, Rorem sets each poem twice, and the poems mirror each other in their order (i.e. the first poem is also the last poem, the second is also the second to last, etc.)

in the rain
by e. e. cummings

in the rain-
darkness, the sunset
being sheathed i sit and
think of you

the holy
city which is your face
your little cheeks the streets
of smiles

your eyes half-
half-angel and your drowsy
lips where float flowers of kiss

there is the sweet shy pirouette
your hair
and then

your dancesong
soul. rarely-beloved
a single star is
uttered,and i

of you

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