Close Your Eyes

Joelle Wallach

About this work:

Close Your Eyes (from “Millenial Love Songs”)  is based on a poem by D.H. Lawrence  which pleads for the emotional rather cerebral in love.


Close your eyes, my love, let me make you blind;

They have taught you to see

Only a mean arithmetic on the face of things,

 A cunning algebra in the faces of men,       

And God like geometry  

Completing his circles, and working cleverly.  


I’ll kiss you over the eyes till I kiss you blind;

If I can—if anyone could.

Then perhaps in the dark you’ll have got what you want to find.

You’ve discovered so many bits, with your clever eyes,

And I’m a kaleidoscope

That you shake and shake, and yet it won’t come to your mind.

Year composed: 2004
Duration: 00:04:00
Ensemble type: Voice, Solo or With Chamber or Jazz Ensemble:Solo Voice with Keyboard
Instrumentation: 1 Piano, 1 High Voice

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