Know the World

"Know the World" is the second movement in Miriam Gideon's song cycle Spirit Above the Dust.

Date: 1981Composer: Miriam GideonText: Archibald MacLeishSong Collection: Spirit Above the Dust

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Theory of Poetry
by Archibald MacLeish

Know the world by heart
Or never know it!
Let the pedant stand apart-
Nothing he can name will show it:
Also him of intellectual art.
None know it
Till they know the world by heart.
Take heart then, poet!

Sheet Music

Spirit Above the Dust

Composer(s): Miriam Gideon

Song(s): 1. Prologue
2. Know the World
3. The Two Trees
4. The Linden Branch
5. Black Boy
6. My Caliban Creature
7. The Snow Fall

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