A text setting of the poem Gone, Gone Again by the British poet Edward Thomas. The work captures the narrator’s emotions as he reflects on the repeating months and steady passage of time, realizes he has aged and wonders whether he is the sum of his experiences or a shell that is left over, and ultimately concludes that his life experiences are meaningful and have given him a thicker skin to handle adversity.
Reading: December 2013 – Mackey Auditorium in Boulder, Colorado
Ensemble: University of Colorado University Singers
Duration: 5 minutes