SSAA and Piano
Nature can often be a poet’s best friend as well as their worst enemy. Although it provides a wealth of inspiration in many different guises, there isn’t much about it that hasn’t essentially already been said. Ms. Conkling (who wrote the poetry between the ages of 5 and 7!) achieves this by being articulate without describing too much. Her metaphors are beautiful yet simple and, for my part, that is exactly how I tried to keep the music.