Three Wisconsin Sonnets (2015)

• SATB choir, a cappella. [English] 6½′

―by Dean Crocker

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Setting of three sonnets by Charles H. Winke, published in 1917.

Pine and heroic hardwoods breathe low speech
Among thy northern hills, in whose deep hearts
The boon immeasurable of a hundred arts
Waits for man’s need…

Milwaukee Bay
Here from this height, green-mantled, where I stand,
At the half-circle’s center, musing how
A something wrought in Nature may endow
A stretch of water and a strip of land…

When finally it shall be understood,
And take the color of the stateman’s thought;
When Christly justice shall be truly sought
Between man and his neighbor, as it should…

—Charles H. Winke (1883‒?)

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