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I know my mind



DURATION
3’50”

INSTRUMENTATION
SATB (div.) a cappella

AUDIO
Ensemble of the North; Patrick McDonough, conductor

POET
Edna St. Vincent Millay

YEAR COMPOSED
2005

COMMISSIONER
Ensemble of the North

THIS IS A MOVEMENT FROM:
Sonnets of the Fatal Interview

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TEXT
I know my mind and I have made my choice;
Not from your temper does my doom depend;
Love me or love me not, you have no voice
In this, which is my portion to the end.
Your presence and your favours, the full part
That you could give, you now can take away:
What lies between your beauty and my heart
Not even you can trouble or betray.
Mistake me not — unto my inmost core
I do desire your kiss upon my mouth;
They have not craved a cup of water more
That bleach upon the deserts of the south;
Here might you bless me; what you cannot do
Is bow me down, who have been loved by you.