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Two Lyrics by Elinor Wylie
Song Cycle by John Woods Duke (1899 - 1984)
?. Viennese waltz  [sung text not yet checked]
?. Velvet shoes  [sung text not yet checked]
Let us walk in the white snow In a soundless space; With footsteps quiet and slow, At a tranquil pace, Under veils of white lace. I shall go shod in silk, And you in wool, White as white cow's milk, More beautiful Than the breast of a gull. We shall walk through the still town In a windless peace; We shall step upon white down, Upon silver fleece, Upon softer than these. We shall walk in velvet shoes: Wherever we go Silence will fall like dews On [white]1 silence below. We shall walk in the snow.
- by Elinor Wylie (1885 - 1928), "Velvet shoes", appears in Nets to Catch the Wind, first published 1921 [author's text checked 1 time against a primary source]
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- GER German (Deutsch) (Bertram Kottmann) , "Sammetschuh", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
1 Thompson: "the white"
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