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Tell me, thou Star, whose wings of light

Language: English

Tell me, [thou]1 Star, whose wings of light
Speed thee in thy fiery flight,
In what cavern of the night 
   Will thy pinions close now?

Tell me, Moon, thou pale and grey
Pilgrim, of Heav'ns homeless way,
In what depth of night or day,
   Seekest thou repose now?

Weary wind, who wanderest
Like the world's rejected guest
Hast thou still some secret nest
   On the tree or billow?


Translation(s): DAN ITA

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C. Ives sets stanzas 1-2

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Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)

Settings in other languages:

  • Also set in Italian (Italiano), a translation by Augusta Guidetti , title unknown DAN by Giorgio Federico Ghedini.
  • Also set in Danish (Dansk), a translation by Anonymous/Unidentified Artist , title unknown ITA by Magda Bugge.

Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.

Last modified: 2015-03-23 12:08:37
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