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Moved by the Beauty of Trees

for Mezzo and Piano
Moved by the Beauty of Trees - Rachel Calloway, Mezzo; Xak Bjerken, Piano




Ishion Hutchinson




The beauty of the trees stills her;

she is stillness staring at the leaves,


still and green and keeping up the sky;

their beauty stills her and she is quiet


in her stare, her eyes’ long lashes curve

and keep, her little mouth opens


and keeps still with its quiet for the beauty

of the trees, their leaves, the sky


and its blue quiet, very still and quiet;

her looking eyes wide, deep, silent


hard on the trees and the beauty

of the sky, the green of the leaves.

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