A piece originally for 8 voice but may be sung by a choir. The text has three sources. The opening and subsequent “run softly…” is heard at the close of each stanza in Edmund Spenser’s Prothalamion. The second quote, “A stream went voiceless by…” is from Keats’ Hyperion. All other quotations are from Alice Oswald’s poem Dunt: a poem for a dried up river.