What the Snowman Said

(2001)

"What the Snowman Said" is the fifth and final song of Jake Heggie's song cycle The Moon is a Mirror.

What the Snowman Said
by Vachel Lindsay


The Moon's a snowball. See the drifts
Of white that cross the sphere.
The Moon's a snowball, melted down
A dozen times a year.


Yet rolled again in hot July
When all my days are done
And cool to greet the weary eye
After the scorching sun.


The moon's a piece of winter fair
Renewed the year around,
Behold it, deathless and unstained,
Above the grimy ground!


It rolls on high so brave and white
Where the clear air-rivers flow,
Proclaiming Christmas all the time
And the glory of the snow!


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