Wood Song

"Wood Song" is the fifth song in John Duke's song cycle Songs Out of Sorrow: Six Songs for Mezzo-Soprano. The song cycle sets the poetry of Sara Teasdale.

Date: 1967Composer: John Woods DukeText: Sara TeasdaleSong Collection: Songs Out of Sorrow: Six Songs for Mezzo

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Wood Song
by Sara Teasdale

I heard a wood thrush in the dusk
Twirl three notes and make a star —
My heart that walked with bitterness
Came back from very far.

Three shining notes were all he had,
And yet they made a starry call —
I caught life back against my breast
And kissed it, scars and all.

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John Duke Song Collections

Composer(s): John Duke

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