Fungi From Yuggoth I ~ The Gardens of Yin

from by Alexander Rosetti

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Original Sonnet Cycle by H.P. Lovecraft
Selected poems adapted for music by Alexander Rosetti


I. The Gardens of Yin

Beyond that wall, whose ancient masonry
Reached almost to the sky in moss-thick towers,
There would be terraced gardens, rich with flowers,
And flutter of bird and butterfly and bee.
There would be walks, and bridges arching over
Warm lotus-pools reflecting temple eaves,
And cherry-trees with delicate boughs and leaves
Against a pink sky where the herons hover.

All would be there, for had not old dreams flung
Open the gate to that stone-lanterned maze
Where drowsy streams spin out their winding ways,
Trailed by green vines from bending branches hung?
I hurried—but when the wall rose, grim and great,
I found there was no longer any gate


from Fungi From Yuggoth, released September 8, 2013
Alexandra Haines, soprano
Allison Kraus, flute
Rachel Schlesinger, english horn
Kelly Sadwin, violin
Ben Sharrin, cello
Andrew Hedge, percussion
Mengfei Xu, piano



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