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.
Three Shelley Songs
Song Cycle by Otto Freudenthal (b. 1934)
1. Music, when soft voices die  [sung text not yet checked]
- by Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792 - 1822), "To ----", appears in Posthumous Poems, first published 1824 [author's text checked 1 time against a primary source]
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- 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
1 Bridge: "my"
Researcher for this text: Ted Perry
2. To Beauty  [sung text not yet checked]
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- by Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792 - 1822)
3. Yet look on me  [sung text not yet checked]
Yet look on me -- take not thine eyes away, Which feed upon the love within mine own, Which is indeed but the reflected ray Of thine own beauty from my spirit thrown. Yet speak to me -- thy voice is as the tone Of my heart's echo, and I think I hear That thou yet lovest me; yet thou alone Like one before a mirror, without care Of aught but thine own features, imaged there; And yet I wear out life in watching thee; A toil so sweet at times, and thou indeed Art kind when I am sick, and pity me.
- by Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792 - 1822), "To --", subtitle: "Yet look on me" [author's text checked 1 time against a primary source]