Purer Than Purest 

purer than purest.mp3

purer than purest pure
whisper of whisper so
so (big with innocence)
forgivingly a once
of eager glory,
no more miracle may grow

childfully serious
flower of holiness
a pilgrim from beyond,
beyond,
the future
immediate like new,
like some newly remembered dream

flaming a cooly bell
touches most mere until
(eternally) with (now)
with (now)
with luminous the shadow of love himself:
who's we-- nor can you die or i

and every world,
before silence begins
a star



words by e. e. cummings
music by v. persichetti

words (c) 1950 liveright publishing corp.
music (c) 1956 elkan-vogel, inc