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Fallen (2010)
for SSAA
words by Nakahara Chūya
duration: 4'
Screen Shot 2019-10-28 at

Summer morning. Fig-leaves,

Leaves withered, drowsy-coloured,

Rattling in the wind,

Trembling on weak branches.


Shall I go to sleep?

Electric cables reach to the sky,

And from the cables, songs of far cicadas.

Leaves withered,

Rattling in the wind;

Leaves trembling, branches tilting.


Shall I go to sleep?

Sky dark and still,

Sun tangled in the clouds,

Electric cables striking the sky.


Cicadas in the distance,

Everyone I love gone.

Score available at SOUNZ Centre for New Zealand Music

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