"Song" is the first song of Simon Sargon's Intimations of Mortality, which sets the poetry of various poets.

Sheet music for Mr. Sargon's songs is available directly through the composer by contacting the following address: [email protected].

Date: 2000Composer: Simon SargonText: Theodore RoethkeSong Collection: Intimations of Mortality

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by Theodore Roethke

From whence cometh song?
From the tear, far away,
From the hound giving tongue,
From the quarry’s weak cry.

From whence, love?
From the dirt in the street,
From the bolt stuck in the groove,
From the cur at my feet.

Whence, death?
From dire hell’s mouth,
From the ghost without breath,
From the wind shifting south.

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