No Images

"No Images" is the fifth song in Dorothy Rudd Moore's song cycle From the Dark Tower for mezzo-soprano, cello and piano. The poetry is by William Waring Cuney.

Date: 1972Composer: Dorothy Rudd MooreText: William Waring CuneySong Collection: From the Dark Tower

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She does not know
her beauty,
she thinks her brown body
has no glory.

If she could dance
naked
under palm trees
and see her image in the river,
she would know.

But there are no palm trees
on the street,
and dish water gives back
no images.

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