This short choral piece was composed in celebration of my son's eighteenth birthday.
Shine Far and Long
On early morn,
This day in winter born,
What beauty bathed with sun shine far and long,
Wide eyed your life in watchful sight of dawn,
As days grow light,
As sweetest bird sing on.
And now as time pass rich in thought we play,
As man step out upon this world anew,
With boundless love face strength,
Good fortune, sadness, grace and joy,
Our son: be loved, be fruitful,
Your path: be sure and true.
Artwork: Shine Far
An extract from the full size artwork follows.