A Star in a Haymow

"A Star in a Haymow" is the third song of Simon Sargon's song cycle A Star in a Haymow, which sets five poems of Kenneth Patchen.

Sheet music for this song cycle is available directly through the composer by contacting the following address: [email protected].

Date: 1963Composer: Simon SargonText: Kenneth PatchenSong Collection: A Star in a Haymow

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For Miriam
by Kenneth Patchen

Do I not deal with angels
When her lips I touch

So gentle, so warm and sweet — falsity
Has no sight of her
O the world is a place of veils and roses
When she is there

I am come to her wonder
Like a boy finding a star in a haymow
And there is nothing cruel or mad or evil

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