Some goodnight music for you … because “so much majesty” …

Alone in the night
On a dark hill
With pines around me
Spicy and still,

And a heaven full of stars
Over my head,
White and topaz
And misty red;

Myriads with beating
Hearts of fire
That aeons
Cannot vex or tire;

Up the dome of heaven
Like a great hill,
I watch them marching
Stately and still,

And I know that I
Am honored to be
Witness
Of so much majesty.

—Sara Teasdale

Eriks Esenvalds: Stars (text adapted from the Sara Teasdale poem)
The Concordia Choir; D.Michael Smith, Guest Conductor

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