Inspired by a poem written by William Butler Yeats. Written in two contrasting movements, with a solo bassoon part that is intended to be accessible to almost all levels of player; not too difficult for the young player, but also musically rewarding and stimulating for the seasoned professional. The unique feature of this work is an option for solo voice at the end of the second movement. Commissioned in 2013 by a consortium of 14 universities, with Craig Kirchhoff, University of Minnesota, as lead consortium member and organizer. Duration 20'.