july midnight (2023)
for soprano* & piano
*any gender or voice type is welcome to sing this work. if you have questions or would like to make adjustments, feel free to reach out to the composer.
TEXT: Amy Lowell
Fireflies flicker in the tops of trees,
Flicker in the lower branches,
Skim along the ground.
Over the moon-white lilies
Is a flashing and ceasing of small, lemon-green stars.
As you lean against me,
The air all about you
Is slit, and pricked, and pointed with sparkles of lemon-green flame
Starting out of a background of vague, blue trees.