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Language: English after the French (Français)

Still barr'd thy doors.  The far East glows,
The morning wind blows fresh and free.
Should not the hour that wakes the rose,
Awaken also thee?

All look for thee, Love, Light and Song;
Light in the sky, deep-red above,
Song, in the lark of pinions strong.
And in [my]1 heart true love.

Apart we miss our nature's goal,
Why strive to cheat our destinies?
Was not my love made for thy soul?
Thy beauty for mine eyes?

No longer sleep,
Oh, listen now!
I wait and weep,
But where art thou?

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Note: this is the version quoted by Mr. E. W. Gosse described in The Critic, May 1882.
1 Rogers: "thy"

Submitted by Sharon Krebs [Guest Editor]


Based on
  • a text in French (Français) by Victor Marie Hugo (1802 - 1885), "Autre chanson", appears in Les Chants du Crépuscule, no. 23
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Joseph Henry Altès, Max Arham, Amy Marcy Cheney Beach, Charles-Samuel Bovy-Lysberg, Gustavo Emilio Campa, Aleksandr Sergeyevich Dargomyzhsky, A. Dethou, Gaetano Donizetti, Frédéric d'Erlanger, Baron, dit Regnal, Benjamin Louis Paul Godard, Charles Gounod, Emilie Greger, Edouard Lalo, Adolf Reichel, Sebastian Benson Schlesinger, Anton Julievich Simon, Francesco Paolo Tosti, Jean-Baptiste Théodore Weckerlin, Charles Marie Jean Albert Widor. Go to the text.

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Text added to the website: 2011-07-14 00:00:00.

Last modified: 2016-01-25 16:56:12

Line count: 16
Word count: 92

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