The Coming of Light

"The Coming of Light" is a song by Steve Heitzeg for mezzo-soprano and piano setting the poetry of Mark Strand.

Date: 1982Composer: Steve HeitzegText: Mark Strand

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The Coming of Light
by Mark Strand

Even this late it happens:
the coming of love, the coming of light.
You wake and the candles are lit as if by themselves,
stars gather, dreams pour into your pillows,
sending up warm bouquets of air.
Even this late the bones of the body shine
and tomorrow’s dust flares into breath.

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