O To Be a Dragon

(1991)

"O To Be a Dragon" is the seventh song in Bolcom's cycle I Will Breathe a Mountain, which sets the poetry of several American women poets. The cycle is for mezzo-soprano and piano.

O To Be a Dragon

O To Be a Dragon
by Marianne Moore


If I, like Solomon,...
could have my wish--
my wish..O to be a dragon,
a symbol of the power of Heaven--
of silkworm
size or immense; at times invisible.
Felicitous phenomenon!


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