I Will Be Earth

"I Will Be Earth" is the fourth and final song of Gwyneth Walker's song cycle Mornings Innocent, which sets four poems of May Swenson.

Date: 1993Composer: Gwyneth Van Anden WalkerText: May SwensonSong Collection: Mornings Innocent

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I Will Be Earth
by May Swenson

I will be earth, you be the flower,
You have found my root, you are the rain,
I will be boat, and you the rower.
You rock me and toss me, you are the sea.

How be steady earth that is now a flood.
The root is the oar afloat where has blown our bud.
We will be desert, pure salt the seed.
Burn radiant love, born scorpion need.

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Mornings Innocent

Composer(s): Gwyneth Van Anden Walker

Song(s): 1. Women Should Be Pedestals
2. Mornings Innocent
3. In Autumn
4. I Will Be Earth

Voice Type: High

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