Beautiful You Are

(1963)

"Beautiful You Are" is the first song of Simon Sargon's song cycle A Star in a Haymow, which sets five poems of Kenneth Patchen.

Sheet music for this song cycle is available directly through the composer by contacting the following address: [email protected].

Beautiful You Are
by Kenneth Patchen


Cathedral evening, tinkle of candles
On the frosted air

Beautiful you are,
Beautiful your eyes, lips, hair


Ah, still they come


Evenings like chalices
Where little roofs and trees drink
Until a rude hand
Shatters them, one by one


O beautiful you are


My own
Land of holiness, unblemished grace
Springtime
In this winter place

O in the candles there
More beautiful
Than any legend's face


Your eyes, your hair


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