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Demon and Violets

SSA chorus, piano




1. Light Rain

If not the light rain

Then the mouthing little fish:

Rings on the water.

Andrew Lansdown


2. Demon and Violets, part 1

Bent-necked violet,

Under eyes of a demon,

Saying a prayer.

Tomas L. McColt


3. Passage

Only empty hands

Did I bring into this world:

Barefoot, I leave it.


Coming and going: 

Two ordinary events,

That got entangled.

Kozan Ichikyo, 13th c.

(on the day of his death)


4. Demon and Violets, part 2

Amid violets,

A smiling demon rested,

Happily possessed.

Tomas L. McColt

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