When the last colours of the day Have from their burning ebbed away, About that ruin, cold and lone, The cricket shrills from stone to stone; And scattering o'er its darkened green, Bands of fairies may be seen, Clattering like grasshoppers, their feet Dancing a thistledown dance round it: While the great gold of the mild moon Tinges their tiny acorn shoon.
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- by Walter De la Mare (1873 - 1956), "The ruin", appears in Peacock Pie: A Book of Rhymes, in 6. Witches and Fairies, no. 3, first published 1913 [author's text checked 1 time against a primary source]
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- by Juliana Hall (b. 1958), "The ruin", 1989, first performed 1995 [ tenor and piano ], from Peacock Pie -- 20 songs for Tenor and Piano, no. 14 [sung text not yet checked]
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