Weave Me A Poem (Tim Blickhan)

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  • (Posted 2012-08-15)  CPDL #26934:     
Editor: Tim Blickhan (submitted 2012-08-15).   Score information: Octavo, 8 pages, 62 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: Commissioned with a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts by the CSA Children's Choir. Dr. Mary Lynn Doherty, Director. Text copyright © 2007, 2011 Eric Ode. Used by permission.

General Information

Title: Weave Me A Poem
Composer: Tim Blickhan
Lyricist: Eric Ode

Number of voices: 2vv   Voicing: SA
Genre: SecularChildren's song

Language: English
Instruments: Piano

First published: 2011

External websites:

Original text and translations

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There's a small, gray bird
hidden in the roses;
the one nobody notices,
the one nobody sees.
Does that small bird worry
as we're hurrying by
that her song is not worth singing
and nothing is worth bringing to the day?
I have a song.
Will I hide it inside me,
or will I give it away?

Weave me a poem of ribbons and strings.
Hatch me a poem of feathers and wings.
Grow me a poem of sunlight and soil.
Paint me a poem of canvas and oil.

In a tall oak tree
autumn branches glisten.
The wind is gently whispering
her secrets to the leaves.
Does that soft breeze worry
as we're hurrying by
that her words are not worth sharing
and no one cares what story she will tell?
The leaves have their dance.
The wind has its story.
I have a story as well.

Build me a poem of timber and stone.
Dance me a poem of muscle and bone.
Bake me a poem of sugar and cream.
Sing me a poem. I’m ready to dream.

--ERIC ODE http://ericode.com/