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There is a wind where the rose was; Cold rain where sweet grass was; And clouds like sheep Stream o'er the steep Grey skies where the lark was. Nought gold where your hair was; Nought warm where your hand was; But phantom, forlorn, Beneath the thorn, Your ghost where your face was. Sad winds where your voice was; Tears, tears where my heart was; And ever with me, Child, ever with me, Silence where hope was.
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- by Walter De la Mare (1873 - 1956), "Autumn", from Poems, first published 1906 [author's text not yet checked against a primary source]
Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive):
- by (Edward) Benjamin Britten (1913 - 1976), "Autumn", published 1969 [ medium voice and piano (originally set for voice and string quartet) ], from Tit for tat, no. 2 [sung text checked 1 time]
- by Miriam Gideon (1906 - 1996), "Autumn", 1983 [ medium voice and piano (or flute, oboe, vibraphone, violin, and violoncello) ], from Wing'd Hour, no. 5, New York, Peters [sung text not yet checked]
- by Muriel Emily Herbert (1897 - 1984), "Autumn", published <<1940 [ voice and piano ] [sung text not yet checked]
- by James W. Langley (b. 1927), "Autumn", published 1960 [ satb chorus a cappella ] [sung text not yet checked]
- by Robin Humphrey Milford (1903 - 1959), "Autumn", published 1959 [ soprano, SSA chorus, and string orchestra or piano ], from Days and Moments [sung text not yet checked]
- by Zane Randall Stroope (b. 1953), "Autumn", published 2005 [ voice and piano ], from Love's waning seasons, no. 1, Colla Voce [sung text checked 1 time]
Available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):
- FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Automne", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
- GER German (Deutsch) (Bertram Kottmann) , "Herbst", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
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This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
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Es bläst ein Wind, wo die Rose war; kalter Regen, wo lieblich das Gras einst war; wie Schafe zieh'n graue Wolken dahin am Himmel, wo die Lerche war. Kein Gold mehr, wo dein Haar war; noch Wärme, wo deine Hand war; doch gespenstisch, verlor'n, unter dem Dorn dein Geist, wo einst dein Gesicht war. Wind klagt, wo deine Stimme war; Tränenstrom, wo mein Herz war; und immer um mich, Kind, immer um mich, Stille, wo Hoffnung war.
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- a text in English by Walter De la Mare (1873 - 1956), "Autumn", from Poems, first published 1906
This text was added to the website: 2013-11-09
Line count: 15
Word count: 77