KITE SONG (2017)
for unison or 2-part children's choir
Text by Amy Lowell
Duration: ca. 3'
Composed for Dorothy Preston and the Caroline Elementary School 5th Grade Chorus
Watching it flash against the concave of the sky.
My friends pointed at the clouds;
They begged me to take in my kite.
But I was happy
Seeing the mirror shock of it
Against the black clouds.
-Amy Lowell, “Dreams in War Time,” lines 59-71
I had made a kite,
On it I had pasted golden stars
And white torches,
And the tail was spotted scarlet like a tiger-lily,
And very long.
I flew my kite,
And my soul was contented