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A mountain song written looking at the sky from my hut in Valfurva in Valtellina. Music and lyrics by Ambrogio Riva. Download instrumental [36,2 MB] and choral music SATB [14,7 MB] audio demo and sheet music in 3 languages (English, Spanish and Italian) Other versions are available in the lirica section of my website.

Clouds in the sky
as missing children
lost among expanses
of blue grass.
Flashes of light
to divide them.
Clouds darker
and grimmer
to protect them
from the sun’s rays.
Over mountains
never closer.
Friendly and
thoughtful clouds.
My gaze is lost
within their borders,
I feel the cool
evening breeze
sitting in the shade
of a shed.
What do you mean,
what is the purpose
of your presence?
Maybe you’ll bring me
where my thinking stops.
Maybe you raise me
where reason
cannot arrive…
maybe you are
the footstool of God : )
Clouds in the sky
as missing children
lost among the expanses
of blue grass.