Goodbye! - no, do not grieve that it is over, The perfect hour; That the winged joy, sweet honey-loving rover, Flits from the flower. Grieve not - it is the law. Love will be flying - Yes, love and all. Glad was the living - blessed be the dying. Let the leaves fall.
- by Harriet Monroe (1860 - 1936) [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 Kirke Mechem (b. 1925), "A farewell", op. 58 no. 2 [soprano and piano], from To an Absent Love, no. 2, [New York] : G. Schirmer : Associated Music Publishers ; Milwaukee, WI : Distributed by Hal Leonard [text verified 1 time]
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