The Two Trees

"The Two Trees" is the third movement in Miriam Gideon's song cycle Spirit Above the Dust.

Date: 1981Composer: Miriam GideonText: Archibald MacLeishSong Collection: Spirit Above the Dust

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The Two Trees
by Archibald MacLeish

Oh the maple!
Oaring up
Stream against the
July wind!

But the elm — the elm gives to it
Letting her leaves float out
All Ophelia in the moat of air,
Drowned in summer deep as sun,
Garlands drifting in her hair.

Sheet Music

Spirit Above the Dust

Composer(s): Miriam Gideon

Song(s): 1. Prologue
2. Know the World
3. The Two Trees
4. The Linden Branch
5. Black Boy
6. My Caliban Creature
7. The Snow Fall

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