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Joy Alone (Connection) (1997)

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Joy Alone (Connection)

the stunning silence of myself
from the hearts of forests
middle of mountains
a late low sun rests her friendly hand
on the crowns of uncompromised trees
a fox streaks across the sand and scented sagebrush
a chatter of chipmunks scatters
squirrels who stuff their briefcases for the winter
blue collar workers long term plans
the resiny crunch of orange pine needles
warm under foot
a windfall of sweet cones
joy alone
a startle of saplings
the power of trees
unraveling of rivers
joy alone

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Jake Heggie is an American composer. Read more here.

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