Contentment (2007)

for SATB mixed chorus
ca. 3 minutes

Text: Valerie Albrighton

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If I sit here content while you are gone,
Reading my book, sipping a glass of wine,
Stroking the neighbour’s cat who deigns to call,
It’s not because I miss – or love – you less,
But I have learned that if you go away
You surely will return; and there’s a store
Of times we share together on this seat
Enough to feed us both, with days to spare.

Valerie Albrighton
15 August 2003

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