Oh roses for the flush of youth, And laurel for the perfect prime; But pluck an ivy branch for me Grown old before my time. Oh violets for the grave of youth, And bay for those dead in their prime; Give me the withered leaves I chose Before in the old time.
- by Christina Georgina Rossetti (1830 - 1894) [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 Davide Zannoni , "Song", 2006, first performed 2006 [soprano or tenor and vibraphone], from Three Rossetti Songs, no. 1. [text verified 1 time]
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This text was added to the website: 2015-10-28
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Word count: 52