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Heart of My Heart: A song setting of the poem by Madison Julius Cawein

A song setting of the poem by Madison Julius Cawein for soprano, double bass, and piano.

Here where the season turns the land to gold,
Among the fields our feet have known of old,--
When we were children who would laugh and run,
Glad little playmates of the wind and sun,--
Before came toil and care and years went ill,
And one forgot and one remembered still,
Heart of my heart, among the old fields here,
Give me your hands and let me draw you near.
    Heart of my heart.

Stars are not truer than your soul is true--
What need I more of heaven then than you?
Flowers are not sweeter than your face is sweet--
What need I more to make my world complete?
O woman nature, love that still endures,
What strength hath ours that is not born of yours?
Heart of my heart, to you, whatever come,
To you the lead, whose love hath led me home.
    Heart of my heart.


Soprano, double bass, and piano


10 minutes



Dedicated to Andrew and Rosanne Reinartz, on the occasion of their wedding.

Image by Harold Wainwright
Heart of My Heart - Score Excerpt
Image by Harold Wainwright
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