A Child's Sleep [HanJan & cis minor] by Cis Minor published on 2012/10/27 21:25:31 +0000 This piece is based on the enchanting poem "A Child's Sleep" by Carol Ann Duffy (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carol_Ann_Duffy) This poem is published in the book "New Selected Poems" --> http://www.amazon.com/New-Selected-Poems-Carol-Duffy/dp/0330433946/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1351376224&sr=8-2 I'd like to thank the wonderful Hannah http://soundcloud.com/hanjan for collaboration! When I read the lyrics I was immediately excited to write music for this poem, and immediately I thought of Hannah as the perfect singer. Thank you, Hannah! I dedicate the track to both my beloved daughter Aya and Hannahs lovely daughter Eleanor <3 A Child's Sleep (poem by Carol Ann Duffy) ----------------------------------- I stood at the edge of my child’s sleep hearing her breathe; although I could not enter there, I could not leave. Her sleep was a small wood, perfumed with flowers; dark, peaceful, sacred, acred in hours. And she was the spirit that lives in the heart of such woods; without time, without history, wordlessly good. I spoke her name, a pebble dropped in the still night, and saw her stir, both open palms cupping their soft light; then went to the window. The greater dark outside the room gazed back, maternal, wise, with its face of moon.