The poetic work of the American poet A.M. Perez represented in Three Songs appears in a collection of poetry entitled Halcyon Poems. Halcyon, where these poems were written, lies on the California coast, and as legend states, is a place of significant theosophical power. The poems themselves are similarly constructed, each containing seven lines, and although they are poems of brevity and understatement, they are in no way evasive. The potent images are placed one after the other, their sum ultimately producing a complete thought, a finished work. Herein also lies my approach to musical setting.