Mors et Vita
Into the soil a seed is sown,
Out of the soil a soul is wrung,
Out of the shell a pearl is gone,
Out of the cage a bird is flown,
Out of the body, a soul!
Unto a tree the seed is grown,
Wide in the world the song is sung,
The pearl in a necklace gleams more fair,
The bird is flown to sweeter air,
And Death is half and Life is half,
And the two make up the whole!
Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator]
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: 2009-03-07.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:03:09
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Word count: 82
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