In drowsy fit I hear the flames Syllabling o’er Their ancient names: The coals — a glory Of gold — blaze on, Drenched with the suns Of centuries gone; While, at the window, This rainy day In darkening twilight Dies away.
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- by Walter De la Mare (1873 - 1956), "Coals", appears in Bells and Grass: A Book of Rhymes, first published 1941 [author's text checked 1 time against a primary source]
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- by Juliana Hall (b. 1958), "Coals", 1989, first performed 2004 [ soprano and oboe ], from Bells and Grass -- 5 songs for soprano and oboe, no. 4 [sung text checked 1 time]
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