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My True Love

My True Love (2023)

for Solo Oboe and 'Cellos; Solo Soprano. Parts transcribed for Organ.

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Duration: 3.5 min.

Text by Patricia Van Ness

My true love breathes into me nothing but love, and tells me,
“Amidst all, there is nothing but loving-kindness;
everything is love.”

Rose petals float on the water — hundreds; a milky way —
gliding above golden fragments.

My true love sails with me in a blue, blue ship,
blue as the blue of the cradling sea,
as the blue twilit air where my true love breathes,
“Amidst all, there is nothing but love.”


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"Cloister Garden #3" (2015) 8½" x 15½"
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