The Snows of Winter

Song Cycle by Christopher Roland Brown (b. 1943)

Word count: 122

?. Fall, leaves, fall [sung text not yet checked]

Fall, leaves, fall; die, flowers, away;
Lengthen night and shorten day;
Every leaf speaks bliss to me
Fluttering from the autumn tree.

I shall smile when wreaths of snow
Blossom where the rose should grow;
I shall sing when night's decay
Ushers in a drearier day.

Authorship

See other settings of this text.

Researcher for this text: Emily Ezust [Administrator]

?. Soft snow [sung text not yet checked]

I walked abroad in a snowy day
I askd the soft snow with me to play
She playd & she melted in all her prime
And the winter calld it a dreadful crime.

Authorship

See other settings of this text.

Researcher for this text: Emily Ezust [Administrator]

?. Song on the water [sung text not yet checked]

As mad sexton's bell, tolling
   For earth's loveliest daughter,
Night's dumbness breaks rolling
            Ghostily:
   So our boat breaks the water
            Witchingly.

As her look the dream troubles
   Of her tearful-eyed lover,
So our sails in the bubbles
            Ghostily
Are mirrored, and hover
            Moonily.

Authorship

See other settings of this text.

Researcher for this text: Emily Ezust [Administrator]