The Poems

Live Oak Song Cycle ImageAll of the texts come from Whitman’s Leaves of Grass.

During the initial phases of our project, we decided we wanted the pieces to be available to be sung by either a male or female performer, so the text inside of brackets are alternate words we chose for this purpose.

Not Heat Flames up and Consumes

A Live Oak Growing

What Think You I Take My Pen In Hand?

When I Heard at the Close of the Day

O Me! O Life!

I Dream’d in a Dream

Long I Thought

That Shadow My Likeness