(once like a spark)

  (2015)

Synopsis

No. 49 of 2015’s 100 Poems.

A setting of E. E. Cummings’ eponymous poem.

This piece is written in open form. One speaker acts as a narrator. The string ensemble functions similarly to that featured in Ives’ The Unanswered Question, an undulating pad on top of which the other instruments are featured.