How Did the Rose

Poet/Lyricist: 

Hafiz (14th c.), translated by Daniel Ladinsky

Exquisite and achingly beautiful unison melody “opens” into the fullness of a loving heart. Composed for the First Unitarian Church of Portland and Viriditas Vocal Ensemble (Portland,OR)

Level: 

Moderate
Item Voicing/Instrumentation Duration Price Audio View Score Quantity
SBMP 548 SATB, piano 4:30 $1.85 https://www.joanszymko.com/sites/joanszymko.advantagelabs.com/files/audio_samples/11%20how%20did%20the%20rosemp3.mp3
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Publisher: 

SBMP
Text

It Felt Love

How

Did the rose

Ever open its heart

And give to this world

All its

Beauty?



It felt the encouragement of light

Against its

Being,

Otherwise,

We all remain

Too

Frightened.