Based on poetry by e.e. cummings, this setting is dedicated to the composer's mother on the occasion of her 87th birthday. Masterful vocal writing and an engaging piano accompaniment evoke images both humble and grandiose, and allow choirs to showcase balance and blend through expansive homophonic passages. Very manageable tessituras in all voices make this ideal for intermediate treble choirs, but have much to offer musically even to professional ensembles. With piano.