My Phoenix

My Phoenix is the final song from Winifred Hyson's Songs of Job's Daughter song cycle with original text by Jean Starr Untermeyer.

Text: Jean Starr UntermeyerSong Collection: Songs of Job's Daughter

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My Phoenix

By Jean Starr Untermeyer


My phoenix stands before me plumed in light,

He lifts his wings and spreads them to my sight,

This way and that way, wildly in the night,

He turns a human face and says in fright,

“Only from ashes can I make my flight.”


Up Toward the Sky

(Amy Marcy Beach, William Ernest Henley, Richard Hundley, Marianne Moore, James Purdy, Edward Rowland Sill, Gertrude Stein, Sara Teasdale and Virgil Thomson)


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