As a white candle In a holy place, So is the beauty Of an agéd face. As the spent radiance Of the winter sun, So is a woman With her travail done. Her brood gone from her, And her thoughts as still As the waters Under a ruined mill.
Two Celtic Songs - Poems by Joseph Campbell
Song Cycle by Elaine Hugh-Jones (b. 1927)
1. The old woman  [sung text not yet checked]
- by Joseph Campbell (1881 - 1944), "The old woman", appears in Irishry, Dublin, Maunsel & Company, first published 1913 [author's text checked 1 time against a primary source]
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Confirmed with Joseph Campbell, Irishry, Dublin, Maunsel & Company, 1913, page 79.
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2. The dancer  [sung text not yet checked]
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- by Joseph Campbell (1881 - 1944)