Lyrics by Thomas Lovell Beddoes (1803-1849) (Original title: Song, changed by Don for this composition)
Music by Don "Orfeo" Rechtman
Love's Waterfall by Don "Orfeo" Rechtman (2020)
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This is Don's first art song, written in 1982, commissioned by Don Clark for his friend Belita.
How many times do I love thee, dear?
Tell me how many thoughts there be
In the atmosphere
Of a new-fall'n year,
Whose white and sable hours appear
The latest flake of Eternity:
So many times do I love thee, dear.
How many times do I love again?
Tell me how many beads there are
In a silver chain
Of evening rain,
Unravell'd from the tumbling main,
And threading the eye of a yellow star:
So many times do I love again.