What the Scarecrow Said

"What the Scarecrow Said" is the sixth song of Jake Heggie's song cycle Songs to the Moon.

Date: 1998Composer: Jake HeggieText: Vachel LindsaySong Collection: Songs to the Moon

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Drying Their Wings
by Vachel Lindsay

(What the Carpenter Said)

The moon’s a cottage with a door.
Some folks can see it plain.
Look, you may catch a glint of light,
A sparkle through the pane,
Showing the place is brighter still
Within, though bright without.
There, at a cosy open fire
Strange babes are grouped about.
The children of the wind and tide —
The urchins of the sky,
Drying their wings from storms and things
So they again can fly.

Books

Collected Poems of Vachel Lindsay

By Vachel Lindsay

Sheet Music

The Faces of Love (Book 2)

Composer(s): Jake Heggie

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