Peace on Earth

Poem: William Carlos Williams from The Collected Early Poems 1921

Music: Gordon Bok

 

I saw this poem in the children's magazine Cricket, and I made a tune for it.

 

C: steel 6-string GB: 12-string

 

The archer is wake!

The Swan is flying!

Gold against blue

An Arrow is lying

There is hunting in heaven

Sleep safe till tomorrow

 

The Bears are abroad!

The Eagle is screaming!

Gold against blue

Their eyes are gleaming!

Sleep!

Sleep safe till tomorrow.

 

The Sisters lie

With their arms intertwining

Gold against blue

Their hair is shining!

The Serpent writhes!

Orion is listening!

Gold against blue

His sword is glistening!

Sleep!

There is hunting in heaven

Sleep safe till tomorrow.

 

 

Peace on Earth is recorded on the album Neighbors