Love is a Constant

"Love is a Constant" sets a poem of Janet Lewis.

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Date: 1989Composer: Alva HendersonText: Janet Lewis

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Love is a Constant
by Janet Lewis

Love is a constant
Like the speed of light,
Unbroken spectrum
Of the purest white,
Rainbow unbroken
In the beam of light.

Love is an anguish
That, gathering at the root,
Rises in sap along the rugged branch,
Pulsing in sunlight,
To lose itself in fruit,
To break in fragrance
Above the sunny ground,
Like wine in autumn,
Like insect wings unbound,
Like wings of gauze and rainbow.

Or so I dreamed.
Or so I found.

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