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Commissioned by the Blue Valley Northwest Choraliers, Kevin Coker, Conductor. 


Recording by Luther College Aurora, Jennaya Robison, Conductor. 




The Wagons quickened on the Street
The Thunders hurried slow
The Lightning showed a Yellow Head
And then a livid Toe
The Birds put up the Bars to Nests
The Cattle flung to Barns
Then came one drop of Giant Rain
And then, as if the Hands
That held the Dams parted hold
The Waters Wrecked the Sky
But overlooked my Father's House
Just Quartering a Tree

The Wind begun to rock the Grass
With Threatening tunes and low
He flung a Hand full at the Plain
A Hand full at the Sky
The Leaves unhooked themselves from Trees
And started all abroad
The Dust did scoop itself like Hands
And throw away the Road


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