Euclid

(1998)

"Euclid" is the second song of Jake Heggie's song cycle Songs to the Moon.

Euclid
by Vachel Lindsay


Old Euclid drew a circle
On a sand-beach long ago.
He bounded and enclosed it
With angles thus and so.
His set of solemn greybeards
Nodded and argued much
Of arc and of circumference,
Diameter and such.
A silent child stood by them
From morning until noon
Because they drew such charming
Round pictures of the moon.


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