Ways of Water - II. Rivers
Ways of Water - Five Songs for Soprano and PIano (2015) for Diana Cataldi, inspired by the watercolors of S. Karen Kappell, FSPA.
S. Karen's series of "water" watercolors began with contemplation of excerpts by literary giants Henry David Thoreau, Harry Middleton, Thomas Carlyle, and Leonardo Da Vinci.
II. Rivers (Harry Middleton)
Rivers, coursing through my dreams;
Rivers, cold and fast;
Rivers, well-known and nameless,
Ribbons of water twisting through wide valleys,
Ribbons of water eroding the sculpted land.
Rivers, peeled back the planet's history;
Rivers, exposing the texture of Time!