A tender song about friendship and spring, life and death
Music: Elizabeth Alexander
Words: Lilian Moore
A tender song that embraces our brief, glorious time on earth, with all its discovery, growth, contradiction, heartbreak and joy.
“Come Soon” is the fourth song in Nature Creature, a passionate and eclectic song cycle on the beauty and complexity of being alive. It may be sung on its own or as part of the larger set of songs.
“A sound/composition [like] you’ve never experienced…[with a] a new, exciting, almost-philosophical text.” Becca Hart, Minnesota Playlist
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Letter To a Friend
Everything is lusting
splitting the earth,
opening flaring fading,
beyond its hour.
The apple blossom has melted
changed the air
low in the field
wild strawberries fatten.
It’s a matter of
“Letter to a Friend” from Sam’s Place (Atheneum), © 1973 by Lillian Moore. Reprinted by permission of Marian Reiner