Four Songs for Young Lady

Song Cycle by Henry Leland Clarke (1907 - 1992)

Word count: 91

?. The year's at the spring [sung text not yet checked]

The year's at the spring
And day's at the morn;
Morning's at seven;
The hill-side's dew-pearl'd;
The lark's on the wing;
The snail's on the thorn;
God's in His heaven --
All's right with the world!

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

  • GER German (Deutsch) (Sharon Krebs) , copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Denise Ritter Bernardini) , "L'anno in primavera", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Sometimes titled "Pippa's Song" in later editions.


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?. The yardstick [sung text not yet checked]

Yardstick that measured out so many miles of cloth, 
Yardstick that covered me, 
I wonder do you hop of nights 
Out to the still hill's cemetery, 
And up and down go measuring 
A clayey grave for me?

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?. Laurel in the Berkshires [sung text not yet checked]

Sea-foam
And coral! Oh, I'll
Climb the great pasture rocks
And dream me mermaid in the sun's
Gold flood.

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