The Rain in Spain

For soprano, flute, piano, violin, cello
Music and lyrics by Gregory S. Robbin

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Text from “Hiaku” by Joseph Kiss (used with permission)

(For Del Simon)

Jagged lightning struck,
And where it harshly tickled,
A white lilac grows.

Forget-me-nots bloom:
Wet, not with water, but from
Sad love’s crystal tears.

A swirl of dead leaves,
The dry hem of Autumn’s gown,
Whisps my face softly.

Daisies in a field
Twirl like yellowhite pinwheels,
From the warm sun’s breath.