The Heart of a Woman


"The Heart of a Woman" is an undated song by Florence Price setting a poem by Georgia Douglas Johnson. The song is published through Classical Vocal Reprints in a new edition (from 2009), edited by Rae Linda Brown. Please call Classical Vocal Reprints (see link to the right) to obtain a copy of the sheet music.

The Heart of a Woman
by Georgia Douglas Johnson

The heart of a woman goes forth with the dawn,
As a lone bird, soft winging, so restlessly on,
Afar o’er life’s turrets and vales does it roam
In the wake of those echoes the heart calls home.

The heart of a woman falls back with the night,
And enters some alien cage in its plight,
And tries to forget it has dreamed of the stars
While it breaks, breaks, breaks on the sheltering bars.

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