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I knew the flowers had dreamed of you

Language: English

I knew the flowers had dream'd of you
And hail'd the morning with regret;
For all their faces with the dew
Of vanish'd joy were wet.

I knew the winds had passed you way
Though not a sound the truth betrayed;
About their pinions all the day
A summer fragrance stayed. 

And so awaking or asleep,
A memory of lost delight
By day the sightless breezes keep
And silent flow'rs by night.


Submitted by Nich Roehler

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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: 2012-05-20.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:04:55
Line count: 12
Word count: 72

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