Sun of Darkness

for mixed chorus and percussion, 1993, duration: 7 minutes. 


if I stand up you come to me

cold as a camera

your pictures are marvelous pictures

 

they multiply your anger toward me

frame after frame

an army of moments against me

 

why did you pull me through the womb

locked into the brutal focus of time

I could have died inside never breathed

 

no one come to look at me

a quick blur in the world

carried stillborn from womb to tomb

 

so few days this life

why not just leave me alone

let me smile a little while

 

before I go off never to return

into the deep shadow of death

utter darkness - the thing itself

 

stripped of the background darkness

into the flaming



WCU Concert Choir, Donald Nally, director



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