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Four Little Poems

Word count: 39

Song Cycle by Edward Alexander MacDowell (1860 - 1908)

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?. The eagle [ sung text not yet checked against a primary source]

Language: English

Translation(s): GER GER

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  • GER German (Deutsch) (Linda Godry) , "Der Seeadler", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


He clasps the crag with crooked hands;
Close to the sun in lonely lands,
Ring'd with the azure world, he stands.

The wrinkled sea beneath him crawls;
He watches from his mountain walls,
And like a thunderbolt he falls.


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