Cypress Choral

To Timarion

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Sheldon Rose
CP 1866
To Timarion, by Canadian poet Marjorie Pickthall (1883-1922), is an exquisitely lyrical expression of unconsummated ardour. It is heartache – desire – unworthiness – and hope – hope that one day a concealed and forbidden love may be illuminated from the shadows of remembrance. It is meant to be sung not with despair, but with a rapturous unrealized intimacy.