Philip Silvey - composer
Realm of Possibility - SSA - Philip Silvey

Eyes awaken to welcome change,
once unthinkable, now easily within range,
eyes awaken

Hearts aspiring to greater height,
Once unreachable, suddenly within sight,
hearts aspiring

Rippling outward
ring upon ring,
Flowing forward,
Reimagining,

Now seeing everything,
being anything,
going anywhere,
showing everywhere,
flowing, growing, not slowing,
absolutely knowing all is well
within the realm of possibility.

Spacious dwelling, bright house of hope,
scale immeasurable, unlimited in scope,
spacious dwelling

Countless windows
lining each wall,
Rays of sunlight
flooding ev’ry hall.

– Philip Silvey

Emily Dickinson’s familiar poem inspired this composition:

I dwell in Possibility –
A fairer House than Prose –
More numerous of Windows –
Superior – for Doors –

Of Chambers as the Cedars –
Impregnable of Eye –
And for an Everlasting Roof
The Gambrels of the Sky –

Of Visitors – the fairest –
For Occupation – This –
The spreading wide my narrow Hands
To gather Paradise –

Here Dickinson artfully characterizes possibility as a place without bounds. Entering this realm requires a shift in perception, the ability to see with new eyes what formerly seemed unattainable – to reach a place where all is well, and well within reach.

Duration: 4:25

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