The Quiet Listeners

The sun shining through the trees of a forest

SKU: RP033

Price: $15.00

Length: 4'00"

Instrumentation: mezzo-soprano and marimba

Delivery: PDF score will be delivered via email within a few days

The Quiet Listeners was written for Eri Isomura.

Go into the woods

and tell your story

to the trees.

They are wise

standing in their folds of silence

among white crystals of rock

and dying limbs.

And they have time.

Time for the swaying of leaves,

the floating down,

the dust.

They have time for gathering

and holding the earth about their feet.

Do this.

It is something I have learned.

How they will bend down to you

so softly.

They will bend down to you

and listen.

Laura Foley, “The Quiet Listeners” from Syringa (Star Meadow Press, 2007), Text used by permission.

Recording of The Quiet Listeners by Eri Isomura