Youngling fair, and dear delight, 'Tis love hath thee in keeping. Green are the hills in morning light A long adieu to weeping. The elfin folk sing shrill-a-ring, The children afield are straying; Dance, too, dance, thou tiny lovely thing, For all the world's a-maying. Droop will the shadows of the night, Quiet be thy sleeping. Thou youngling fair, and dear delight, 'Tis love hath thee in keeping.
- by Walter De la Mare (1873 - 1956), "Dear delight", appears in Flora: A Book of Drawings, first published 1919 [author's text not yet checked against a primary source]
Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)
- by Michael (Dewar) Head (1900 - 1976), "Dear delight", published 1965. [soprano and piano or orchestra] [text verified 1 time]
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