The linnet is tuning her flute

Set by Marion Eugénie Bauer (1882 - 1955), "The linnet is tuning her flute", published 1915 [ voice and piano ], Boston: Arthur P. Schmidt Co.  [sung text checked 1 time]

Note: this setting is made up of several separate texts.


The linnet is tuning her flute,
  The bees are beginning to swarm,
And the music of blossom and root
  Is throbbing and joyful and warm.
I am part of the lyrical strife,
  I am one with the voices that sing -
While even the stones feel a hunger for life
  In the urge and the clamor of Spring!

Authorship

Confirmed with Louis Untermeyer, First Love, Boston: Sherman, French, & Company, 1911, page 1.


Researcher for this text: Garrett Medlock [Guest Editor]


The wandering river returns
  To the confident breast of the sea;
The heart of the buttercup burns
  For the thirsty caress of the bee.
A vigor springs up with the dawn
  With beauty that never can tire
For the passion of April sweeps on
  And runs through the world like a fire!

Authorship

  • by Anonymous / Unidentified Author

Researcher for this text: Garrett Medlock [Guest Editor]