The Lacemaker

(1994)

"The Lacemaker" is the fourth and final song of André Previn's song cycle Four Songs, which sets the text of Toni Morrison.

The Lacemaker
by Toni Morrison


I am as you see
what most becomes me:
miles skipped
cancelled trips
masters yet unmet.
Lace alone is loyal, sacred, royal,
in control
of crimes stopped
by patterns of blood bred to best
behavior.
As you see I am
what has become of me.


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