my love is building a building

Cardinalis Choir


" my love is building a building" (2016)

composer: Bosba (b.1997)
poet: e.e.cummings

performed by Cardinalis Choir
conducted by Erica Washburn 
Calvin Permenter, piano 
William Jewell College's Gano Chapel 
Kansas City, MO - April 2, 2017

my love is building a building
around you,a frail slippery
house,a strong fragile house
(beginning at the singular beginning

of your smile)a skilfull uncouth
prison, a precise clumsy
prison(building that and this into Thus,
Around the reckless magic of your [smile])

my love is building a magic, a discrete
tower of magic and(as i guess)

when Farmer Death(whom fairies hate)shall

crumble the mouth-flower fleet
He’ll not my tower,
laborious, casual

[ my love is building a building 
all around you 
beginning at the singular beginning 
of your smile]

where the surrounded smile