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The Dare

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This song is a commission dedicated to Carolyn Pinet, poet and retired adjunct professor of Spanish at Montana State University. Dr. Pinet wrote the poem for her granddaughter Naomi Rose, born in the summer of 2011.


The Dare - poem by Carolyn Pinet

in the glossy willow
sunsplashed aspen.
In cold winds and rain
we long dreamt it –

– as we dreamt you,
afloat in your mother’s womb,
a promise like a bud,
a movement like a ripple.

Elsewhere in the world,
earthquakes, hurricanes,
wars without end,
children in the streets.

You are running water,
blue of the open sky,
our wildest, best hope,
dare to the whole planet.


released February 3, 2014
Music by Kristi McGarity, SongInvention.com
Lyrics by Carolyn Pinet


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