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Phantoms

Language: English

When in my night, like gaunt, gray phantoms, rise
The wild-eyed hours of brooding revery,
If in my heart a sudden anguish cries
That thou also hast passed away from me,
If I but think that one regretful sigh
Thy joyless love has breathed unaware,
I know not what a barren will to die
Dissolves my strength into a mute despair.
Oh, if upon thy breast I could then lay
My weary head and hear thee sing again
That old sweet song, and as it dies away
Exhale my spirit in its last refrain!


Submitted by Barbara Miller

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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)


Text added to the website: 2004-03-25.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:04
Line count: 12
Word count: 94

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