Nantucket

(1981)

"Nantucket" is the third song in Ned Rorem's song cycle Nantucket Songs.

Nantucket
by William Carlos Williams


Flowers through the window
lavender and yellow
changed by white curtains--
Smell of cleanliness--


Sunshine of late afternoon--
On the glass tray
a glass pitcher, the tumbler
turned down, by which
a key is lying--And the
immaculate white bed.


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