See How They Love Me
by Howard Moss
See how they love me – green leaf, gold grass,
swearing my blue wrists tick and are timeless.
See how it moves me – old sea, blue sea,
curving a half-moon round to surround me.
See how it loves me – high sky, blue sky,
letting the light be kindled to warm me.
But you rebuke me, oh Love –
Love that I only pursue.
See how they love me.
14 Songs on American Poetry
Composer(s): Ned Rorem
Song(s): As Adam Early in the Morning (Walt Whitman)
Early in the Morning (Robert Hillyer)
I am Rose (Gertrude Stein)
Memory (Theodore Roethke)
My Papa's Waltz (Theodore Roethke)
Night Crow (Theodore Roethke)
O You Whom I Often and Silently Come (Walt Whitman)
Root Cellar (Theodore Roethke)
Sally's Smile (Paul Goodman)
See How They Love Me (Howard Moss)
Snake (Theodore Roethke)
Such Beauty As Hurts to Behold (Paul Goodman)
The Waking (Theodore Roethke)
Youth, Day, Old Age, and Night (Walt Whitman)