This is a short piece for a cappella SATB chamber choir based on a poem by Sara Teasdale.
Alchemy (Sara Teasdale)
I lift my heart as spring lifts up
A yellow daisy to the rain;
My heart will be a lovely cup
Altho’ it holds but pain.
For I shall learn from flower and leaf
That color every drop they hold,
To change the lifeless wine of grief
To living gold.