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Ah, but shall I not long?

By Karen E. Peace (KE Peace)

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SATB, SSAATTBB - Intermediate
Composed by Karen E. Peace (KE Peace). 21st Century, Valentine's Day. Octavo. 8 pages. Published by Pax Multimedia (S0.163551).

Item Number: S0.163551

Love poem by the composer. SSAATTBB with piano for rehearsal only.


Ah,  but shall i not long for you?

Shall I, in obeisance to your scruples ,

then banish my love to a dark cell and

express not its insistent call?


It is you who have loved me and made me love --

Now I am as Prometheus,

who, seeing fire, could never after forget its light

and for that, submitted to burning pain

for love of fire and love of human kind.


And, captive to its eternally mesmerizing call,

consented his liver to be consumed.


And so my heart for you.


Each ray of the setting sun that lures

my essence outside its boundaries

Each sparkle reflected on my solitary walls,

each note that calls the soul to absent itself from form

each subtle intimation of immortality --

at each my soul cries out for you,

who has captured and entranced,

plundered and bound,

myself, in love,

to you.

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