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The Richest Garden in your Memory (Single)

by hinako omori

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London-based artist Hinako Omori has announced details of her forthcoming debut full-length album, ‘a journey…’, to be released on March 18th. The release will be celebrated with a special performance on March 19th in the Purcell Room at London’s Southbank Centre accompanied by London Contemporary Orchestra.


"In this song, I borrowed the beautiful words from a poem by my friend and poet/philosopher Emily R Grosholz and put them to music. I met Emily when we sat next to each other on a plane to Philadelphia in 2018 - since then we reconnected online and have been sharing work with each other."

"Emily very kindly sent me a book of hers called “Great Circles: The Transits of Mathematics and Poetry” which I just fell in love with - she travels all over the world hosting lectures, and much of her writing and poetry also incorporates tales from her travels. “The Richest Garden in your Memory” immediately stood out to me and I couldn’t stop thinking about it - so it inspired me to set the words to a melody, and interestingly, it was the quickest composition to come about on the whole record."

Artist: Hinako Omori
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Poem written by: Emily Grosholz
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Label: Houndstooth
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Artwork: Emi Takahashi
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lyrics

Forget, for food improvident and spare
The richest garden in your memory;
Bring down the white fruit from the tree
Which is too heavy for the tree to bear.

The richest garden in your memory
You shall begin to change, with that despair
Which is too heavy for the tree to bear,
The secret vision that you are not free.

You shall begin to change with that despair,
The moon that skews the circle of the sea.
The secret vision that you are not free
Is no less true for wisdom, no less fair.

The moon that skews the circle of the sea,
Promises of apples hung among the air,
Is no less true for wisdom, no less fair;
Weigh them, silver in your hand, for me.

Poem by Emily Grosholz
(Published in: Great Circles: The Transits of Mathematics and Poetry by Emily Grosholz, Springer 2018, pages 20-21)

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released February 22, 2022
Emily Grosholz

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