A boat 'neath a sunny sky Ling'ring onward dreamily In an ev'ning of July Children three that nestle near, Eager eye and willing ear, Pleased a simple tale to hear -- Long has paled that sunny sky: Echoes fade and mem'ries die: Autumn frosts have slain July. Still she haunts me, phantom wise, Alice moving under skies Never seen by waking eyes. Children yet, the tale to hear, Eager eye and willing ear, Lovingly shall nestle near. In a Wonderland they lie, Dreaming as the days go by, Dreaming as the summers die: Ever drifting down the stream -- Ling'ring in the golden gleam -- Life, what is it but a dream?
Song Cycle by David Del Tredici (b. 1937)
5. Acrostic Song (Alice Pleasance Liddell)  [sung text checked 1 time]
- by Charles Lutwidge Dodgson (1832 - 1898), as Lewis Carroll, appears in Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There [author's text not yet checked against a primary source]
Available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):
- FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Acrostiche", copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission