In Autumn

"In Autumn" is the third 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 Lie Down
by May Swenson

I will lie down in autumn
let birds be flying
Swept in a hollow by the wind
I’ll wait for dying
I will lie inert unseen
my hair same-colored with grass and leaves
Gather me for the autumn fires
with the withered sheaves
I will sleep face down in the burnt meadow
not hearing the sound of water over stones
Trail over me cloud and shadow
Let snow hide the whiteness of my bones

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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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