The Point

"The Point" is the third song of Tom Cipullo's song cycle America 1968. This same song is also the sixth song of Tom Cipullo's song cycle Climbing: 7 Songs on 8 Poems by African-Americans.

Date: 2008Composer: Tom CipulloText: Robert HaydenSong Collection: America 1968

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The Point (Stonington, Connecticut)
by Robert Hayden

Land’s end. And sound and river come
together, flowing to the sea.
Wild swans, the first I’ve ever seen,
cross the Point in translucent flight.
On lowtide rocks terns gather;
sunbathers gather on the lambent shore.

All for a moment seems inscribed
on brightness, as on sunlit
bronze and stone, here at land’s end,
praise for dead patriots of Stonington;
we are for an instant held in shining
like memories in the mind of God.

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America 1968

Composer(s): Tom Cipullo

Song(s): 1. Monet's Water Lilies
2. Hey Nonny No
3. The Point
4. The Whipping
5. Those Winter Sundays
6. Frederick Douglass

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Climbing: Poems by African-Americans

Composer(s): Tom Cipullo

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