Life has loveliness to sell (Tim Blickhan)

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  • (Posted 2013-06-28)  CPDL #29536:     
Editor: Tim Blickhan (submitted 2013-06-28).   Score information: Letter, 6 pages, 63 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: Copyright 2013 Charles Timothy Blickhan

General Information

Title: Life Has Loveliness to Sell
Composer: Tim Blickhan

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SecularUnknown

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 2013
Description: Winner of the 2013 ACDA Illinois Choral Composition Contest

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Original text and translations

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by Sara Teasdale

Life has loveliness to sell—
All beautiful and splendid things,
Blue waves whitened on a cliff,
Climbing fire that sways and sings,
And children’s faces looking up
Holding wonder like a cup.
Life has loveliness to sell—
Music like a curve of gold,
Scent of pine trees in the rain,
Eyes that love you, arms that hold,
And for your spirit’s still delight,
Holy thoughts that star the night.
Spend all you have for loveliness,
Buy it and never count the cost;
For one white singing hour of peace
Count many a year of strife well lost,
And for a breath of ecstasy
Give all you have been or could be.