You lay so still in the sunshine, So still in that hot sweet hour – That the timid things of the forest land Came close; a butterfly lit on your hand, Mistaking it for a flow’r. You scarcely breath’d in your slumber, So dreamless it was, so deep– While the warm air stirr’d in my veins like wine, The air that had blown thro’ a jasmine vine, But you slept – and I let you sleep.
- by Marguerite Radclyffe-Hall (1880 - 1943) [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 Samuel Coleridge-Taylor (1875 - 1912), "You lay so still in the sunshine", published 1911 [voice and piano], from Songs of Sun and Shade, no. 1, Boosey & Co. [text verified 1 time]
Researcher for this text: John Glenn Paton [Guest Editor]
This text was added to the website: 2015-10-07
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