The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate
A second January Words for Words song is inspired by the book The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate by Jacqueline Kelly.
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Today, I learned there are others of my kind.
When Fentress changed, it coated me with snowy life.
The willow bends her bows for me,
Plants are waiting to be seen.
The pleasure of discovery, the pain of expected life.
You can take pecans and turn them into a fair libation,
But can you take my fate and turn it from its absolution?
I'm not domestic machinery,
There's science in the air I breathe
This world has opened up to me. I can hear it call my name.
I long for the river on my feet,
For my grandfathers science creeds.
Down with housewifery, I want to see the world.
Today, I learned there are others of my kind,
And that I have changed, I'll fight for a different life.