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Winter Songs

Word count: 233

Song Cycle by Annetta Rosser (1938 - 1998)

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2. Dust of snow [ sung text not yet checked against a primary source]

Language: English

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The way a crow
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3. Stopping by woods on a snowy evening [ sung text not yet checked against a primary source]

Language: English

Translation(s): GER

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  • GER German (Deutsch) (Walter A. Aue) , "Halten am Walde im Abendschnee", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Whose woods these are I think I know
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4. Silver [ sung text not yet checked against a primary source]

Language: English

Translation(s): FRE GER

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  • FRE French (Fran├žais) (Guy Laffaille) , copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • GER German (Deutsch) (Bertram Kottmann) , copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Slowly, silently, now the moon
Walks the night in her silver shoon;
This way, and that, she peers and sees
Silver fruit upon silver trees;
One by one the casements catch 
Her beams beneath the silvery thatch;
Couched in his kennel, like a log,
With paws of silver sleeps the dog;
[From their shadowy cote the white breasts peep
Of doves in a silver-feathered sleep]1
A harvest mouse goes scampering by,
With silver claws, and silver eye;
And moveless fish in the water gleam,
By silver reeds in a silver stream.


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1 omitted by Bachlund, Britten, Duke, Gibbs.

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