Self-Lament (Ibycus) (Crys Armbrust)
- Editor: Crys Armbrust (submitted 2013-08-23). Score information: Letter, 7 pages, 133 kB Copyright: Personal
- Edition notes: Composed for The Anonymous 4.
Title: Self-Lament (Ibycus)
Composer: Crys Armbrust
First published: 2007
Description: Original setting of 1967 text by Sheelah Clarkson, originally published in POEM.
Original text and translations
Ibycus can’t hear cranes.
Neither can I hear your words
when I am silenced by thoughts of you.
Sometimes your young laughter
basks on laurelled mountains
and I remember many nights spent in silence
under the warmth of hurdling stars.
I cannot bear to listen to the frail words you speak.
To touch you is to touch Dryope.
I cannot abide you.
I am too full of your wondrous heart.