Commissioned composition (text):
Music: Anne-Maartje Lemereis (1989)
Text: Sara Teasdale (1884 – 1933)
Oh Earth, you are too dear to-night
how can I sleep while all around
floats rainy fragrance and the far
deep voice of the ocean
that talks to the ground?
Oh Earth, you gave me all I have,
I love you, I love you, -oh what have I
that I can give you in return –
except my body after I die?