Five Songs

Song Cycle by George Antheil (1900 - 1959)

Word count: 110

1. November night [sung text not yet checked]

Listen.	
With faint dry sound,	
Like steps of passing ghosts,	
The leaves, frost-crisp'd, break from the trees	
And fall.

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2. Triad [sung text not yet checked]

These be
three silent things:
The falling snow . . . the hour
Before the dawn . . . the mouth of one
Just dead.

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3. Susanna and the Elders [sung text not yet checked]

"Why do
You thus devise
Evil against her?" "For that
She is beautiful, delicate;
Therefore."

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4. Fate Defied [sung text not yet checked]

As it
Were tissue of silver
I'll wear, O Fate, thy grey,
And go mistily radiant, clad
Like the moon. 

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5. The warning [sung text not yet checked]

Just now,
Out of the strange
Still dusk . . . as strange, as still . . .
A white moth flew . . . Why am I grown
So cold?

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