Some things are dark — or think they are. But, in comparison to me, All things are light enough to see In any place, at any hour. For I am Nightmare: where I fly, Terror and rain stand in the sky So thick, you could not tell them from That blackness out of which you come. So much for “where I fly”: but when I strike, and clutch in claw the brain — Erebus, to such brain, will seem The thin blue dusk of pleasant dream.
- by Edna St. Vincent Millay (1892 - 1950), "Some things are dark" [author's text checked 1 time 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 Juliana Hall (b. 1958), "Some things are dark", 1987 [ soprano and piano ], from Night Dances - 6 songs for Soprano and Piano, no. 2 [sung text checked 1 time]
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