Echo of Silence

Alliance Music Publ. – released  February 2019

SSAA/oboe/piano; Christina Rossetti, poetess; 4’03”

Come to me in the silence of the night;
Come in the speaking silence of a dream;
Come to me with soft rounded cheeks and eyes as bright
As sunlight on a stream;
Come back in tears,
O memory, hope, love of finished years.

Yet come to me in dreams, that I may live
My very life again though cold in death;
Come back to me in dreams, that I may give
Pulse for pulse, breath for breath:
Speak low, lean low,
As long ago!