Prologue: Once More - To Gloriana

(1998)

"Prologue: Once More - To Gloriana" is the first song of Jake Heggie's song cycle Songs to the Moon.

Once More - To Gloriana
by Vachel Lindsay


Girl with the burning golden eyes,
And red-bird song, and snowy throat:
I bring you gold and silver moons
And diamond stars, and mists that float.
I bring you moons and snowy clouds,
I bring you prairie skies to-night
To feebly praise your golden eyes
And red-bird song, and throat so white.


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