Two Songs

Song Cycle by Mary Lane Bayliff

Word count: 113

1. Threnos [sung text not yet checked]

O World! O Life! O Time!
On whose last steps I climb,	 
Trembling at that where I had stood before;	 
When will return the glory of your prime?	 
No more - oh, never more!

Out of the day and night	 
A joy has taken flight:	 
Fresh spring, and summer, and winter hoar	 
Move my faint heart with grief, but with delight	 
No more - oh, never more!

Authorship

See other settings of this text.

Available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • CZE Czech (Čeština) (Jaroslav Vrchlický) , title 1: "Nářek (Shelley 1)", title 2: "Nářek"
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , "O Mondo! O Vita! O Tempo!", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • RUS Russian (Русский) (Konstantin Dmitrevich Bal'mont) , "Вопль", written 1893

Researcher for this text: Graham Musto

2. Music [sung text not yet checked]

Music, when soft voices die,	
Vibrates in the memory;
Odours, when sweet violets sicken,
Live within the sense they quicken.

Rose leaves, when the rose is dead,
Are heaped for the belovèd's bed;
And so [thy]1 thoughts, when thou art gone,
Love itself shall slumber on.

Authorship

See other settings of this text.

Available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • CZE Czech (Čeština) (Jaroslav Vrchlický) , title 1: "Sloky (Shelley 3)", title 2: "Sloky", Prague, J. Otto, first published 1901
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • GER German (Deutsch) (Martin Stock) , "Musik, wenn leise Stimmen ersterben ...", copyright © 2002, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • GER German (Deutsch) [singable] (Bertram Kottmann) , copyright © 2018, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

View original text (without footnotes)
1 Bridge: "my"

Researcher for this text: Ted Perry