RYAN HARPER

into the strenuous briefness
for mixed choir

written 2009
performers Yale Glee Club
score into the strenuous briefness.pdf



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into the strenuous briefness
Life:
handorgans and April
darkness, friends

i charge laughing.
Into the hair-thin tints
of yellow dawn,
into the women-coloured twilight

i smilingly
glide. I
into the big vermilion departure
swim, sayingly;

(Do you think?) the
i do, world
is probably made
of roses & hello:

(of solongs and, ashes)

- e.e. cummings