From the album Night Songs (2015)

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"A Winter Twilight"
from Miss Wheatley's Garden

Composer: Rosephanye Powell
Text: Angelina Weld Grimké

Piano: Lois Kwak
Orchestration: Sung Jun Kim


Angelina Weld Grimké (1880-1958)

A silence slipping around like death,
Yet chased by a whisper, a sigh,
a breath; One group of trees, lean,
naked and cold,
Inking their cress
'gainst a sky green-gold;

One path that knows where the
corn flowers were;
Lonely, apart, unyielding, one fir;
And over it softly leaning down,
One star that I loved ere the
fields went brown