When the Soul Lies Down
for chorus (SATB) and piano by Wally Kleucker

Choral setting by Wally Kleucker of poetry by the Sufi poet, Rumi.

"Out beyond ideas of wrong-doing and right-doing.
there is a field, I will meet you there.
When the soul lies down in that grass, the world is too full to talk about.
Ideas, Language, Even the phrase 'each other' doesn't make any sense.

The breeze at dawn has secrets to tell you. Don't go back to sleep.
You must ask for what you really want. Don't go back to sleep.
People are going back and forth across the threshold where the two worlds meet.
The door is round and open. Don't go back to sleep.
The door is round and open."

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