I have uploaded another recording performed at a graduate recital at the University of Northern Colorado. Garrett Hope composed this piece for a men’s quartet. The process of writing this poem was a challenge as Garrett already had the idea to write choral music for a translation of Victor Hugo’s “Tomorrow at Daybreak” but the translator wouldn’t grant permission to use the words in the piece. So, Garrett asked if I could write something that would fit the music. So, as Mary Oliver suggests, I did my best Victor Hugo imitation. I tried to write a poem that sounded syllabically and tonally similar, but still portraying an image from my own journey. Click on the link below to listen, comments are welcome.