The Quiet Listeners


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The Quiet Listeners

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.

Length: 4′00″

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marimba, mezzo-soprano