Dark hills at evening in the west, Where sunset hovers like a sound Of golden horns that sang to rest Old bones of warriors under ground, Far now from all the bannered ways Where flash the legions of the sun, You fade--as if the last of days Were fading, and all wars were done.
Three Songs for Low Voice
Song Cycle by Wintter Haynes Watts (1884 - 1962)
?. The dark hills  [sung text not yet checked]
- by Edwin Arlington Robinson (1869 - 1935), "The dark hills", appears in The Three Taverns, first published 1920 [author's text checked 1 time against a primary source]
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- GER German (Deutsch) (Walter A. Aue) , "Die dunklen Hügel", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
?. Miniver Cheevy  [sung text not yet checked]
Miniver Cheevy, child of scorn, Grew lean when he assailed the seasons; He wept that he was ever born, And he had reasons. Miniver loved the days of old When swords were bright and steeds were prancing; The vision of a warrior bold Would set him dancing. Miniver sighed for what was not, And dreamed, and rested from his labors; He dreamed of Thebes and Camelot, And Priam's neighbors. Miniver mourned the ripe renown That made so many a name so fragrant; He mourned Romance, now on the town, And Art, a vagrant. Miniver loved the Medici, Albeit he had never seen one; He would have sinned incessantly Could he have been one. Miniver cursed the commonplace And eyed a khaki suit with loathing; He missed the mediaeval grace Of iron clothing. Miniver scorned the gold he sought, But sore annoyed was he without it; Miniver thought, and thought, and thought, And thought about it. Miniver Cheevy, born too late, Scratched his head and kept on thinking: Miniver coughed, and called it fate, And kept on drinking.
- by Edwin Arlington Robinson (1869 - 1935), "Miniver Cheevy", appears in The Town Down the River, first published 1910 [author's text not yet checked against a primary source]
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