How Good Will It Feel

for SATB choir 

Length: 5'
Composition Date: 2020
Commissioned: by Pro Coro for the series Voices, New Canadian Choral Works, Michael Zaugg conductor.

Text by Jemma Hicken

from her poem Like Honey

How good will it feel when time gusts around us once again

To listen to the wind

To turn our stiff selves inside out

And notice where we bend

How good will it feel when I am right side up and outside in

When abstract

Hardens to concrete

And I still scrape my knees

When the stillness feels like respite

And the quiet tastes like honey

By then, we will have noticed the small things we love

We will have picked up the smoothest pebbles

From the quiet beach down the road

And stuffed them in our pockets.

We’ll find them later

On a lunch break

Or an airplane

When the stillness feels like respite

And the quiet tastes like honey

And time gusts around us once again.

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