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NIGHTSCAPES

Completed 10/24/2016, NIGHTSCAPES, a three-minute work for mixed chorus and piano, a setting of seven poems by the late Jacqueline Tuffnell, mother of the great painter, and my friend, Malcolm Tuffnell. http://www.malcolmtuffnellarts.com The words appear below.—

1. my heart is empty

of feelings, like love and joy

can I regain them?

2. twilight is longer

the day does not want

to end

the night seems hopeful

3. the moon among clouds

like footprints in

the deep snow