I Will Be Earth(1993)
"I Will Be Earth" is the fourth and final song of Gwyneth Walker's song cycle Mornings Innocent, which sets four poems of May Swenson.
I Will Be Earth
by May Swenson
I will be earth, you be the flower,
You have found my root, you are the rain,
I will be boat, and you the rower.
You rock me and toss me, you are the sea.
How be steady earth that is now a flood.
The root is the oar afloat where has blown our bud.
We will be desert, pure salt the seed.
Burn radiant love, born scorpion need.