The vine leaves against the brick walls of my house, Are rusty and broken. Dead leaves gather under the pine-trees, The brittle boughs of lilac-bushes Sweep against the stars. And I sit under a lamp Trying to write down the emptiness of my heart. Even the cat will not stay with me, But prefers the rain Under the meagre shelter of a cellar window.
- by Amy Lowell (1874 - 1925), "November" [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), "November", 1989, first performed 1992 [ soprano or tenor and piano ], from Theme In Yellow -- 6 songs for Soprano (or Tenor) and Piano, no. 3 [sung text checked 1 time]
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