Like a Leaf
A rhapsodic setting of Wendell Berry's wise, simple words
Music: Elizabeth Alexander
Words: Wendell Berry
A rhapsodic setting of Wendell Berry’s wise and simple prayer: “When I rise up let me rise up joyful like a bird. When I fall let me fall without regret like a leaf.”
Equally appropriate for concert stages, memorial services and graduation ceremonies, Like a Leaf is a wholehearted affirmation of the joys and sorrows of life.
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When I rise up let me rise up joyful like a bird.
When I fall let me fall without regret like a leaf.
From “Prayers and Sayings of the Mad Farmer” from The Mad Farmer Poems. © 2008 by Wendell Berry. Used by permission of Counterpoint.
Premiere: Highlands High School Choir / Jacob Young