Look at the stars! look, look up at the skies! O look at all the fire-folk sitting in the air! The bright boroughs, the circle-citadels there! Down in dim woods the diamond delves! the elves'-eyes! The grey lawns cold where gold, where quickgold lies! Wind-beat whitebeam! airy abeles set on a flare! Flake-doves sent floating forth at a farmyard scare! -- Ah well! it is all a purchase, all is a prize. Buy then! bid then! -- What? -- Prayer, patience, aims, vows. Look, look: a May-mess, like on orchard boughs! Look! March-bloom, like on mealed-with-yellow sallows! These are indeed the barn; withindoors house The shocks. This piece-bright paling shuts the spouse Christ home, Christ and his mother and all his hallows.
Two Night Songs
Song Cycle by Elaine Hugh-Jones (b. 1927)
1. The starlight night  [sung text not yet checked]
- by Gerard Manley Hopkins (1844 - 1889), "The starlight night" [author's text checked 1 time against a primary source]
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2. The nightingale near the house  [sung text not yet checked]
Here is the soundless cypress on the lawn: It listens, listens. Taller trees beyond Listen. The moon at the unruffled pond Stares. And you sing, you sing. That star-enchanted song falls through the air From lawn to lawn down terraces of sound, Darts in white arrows on the shadowed ground; And all the night you sing. My dreams are flowers to which you are a bee As all night long I listen, and my brain Receives your song; then loses it again In moonlight on the lawn. Now is your voice a marble high and white, Then like a mist on fields of paradise, Now is a raging fire, then is like ice, Then breaks, and it is dawn.
- by Harold Monro (1879 - 1932), "The nightingale near the house", appears in Real Property, first published 1922 [author's text checked 1 time against a primary source]
See other settings of this text.Researcher for this text: Ferdinando Albeggiani