My heart is heavy with many a song Like ripe fruit bearing down the tree, But I can never give you one — My songs do not belong to me. Yet in the evening, in the dusk When moths go to and fro, In the gray hour if the fruit has fallen, Take it, no one will know.
- by Sara Teasdale (1884 - 1933), "My heart is heavy", appears in Flame and Shadow [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 Scott Gendel (b. 1977), "My heart is heavy", 2011 [voice and piano], from My Songs Do Not Belong To Me, no. 6. [text not verified]
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This text was added to the website: 2015-10-30
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