Premiere

I would play you like a piano, adagio

And like a ballerina you would dance

With elegance and control 

Receive your due applause

For this is our capsule

Where we can be discrete

Its place among the stars

The face of our secret

Desires for our retreat

Away from all causes that would drown 

And defeat our harmonies

This our connection 

The hottest test of our right

To be who we are

Selfish and selfless

Among our hearts burning bright

You wish this composition could be our birthmark

We will be here tomorrow 

Standing room only

Among the bravos and garlands

Mementos of our passion

Arousing us to life

Believing in our purpose

Our faith our fate our consuming light

Words February 2020 inspiration from listening to Bjork.

Copyright 2016 John Williams