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Absence

Language: English

Not in my life but yours I live;
And from myself I seem to be
As far away, dear fugitive,
As you are far from me.

Unlit by you, no light have I,
A fainting lamp that's fed by none!
The earth seems left without a sky
The sky without a sun.

Come back! come back! And with you bring
All that with you is gone away,
Warmth, light, life, love, and everything
That stays but where you stay!


Submitted by Sharon Krebs [Guest Editor]

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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: 2012-04-17.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:04:52
Line count: 12
Word count: 79

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