Rain comes down . . . and hushes the town . . . And where is the voice ... that I heard crying? Snow settles over the nettles ... Where is the voice that I heard crying? Sand at last on the drifting mast ... And where is the voice that I heard crying? Earth now on the busy brow, ... And where is the voice ... that I heard crying?
- by Edna St. Vincent Millay (1892 - 1950), appears in The Lamp and the Bell, Act V, Scene 1, first published 1921 [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 Arthur Edward Drummond Bliss, Sir (1891 - 1975), "Rain comes down", 1940, published 1942, first performed 1941 [low voice, piano], from Seven American Poems, no. 5. [text verified 1 time]
- by Michael Armand Fink (b. 1939), "Rain comes down", published 1969. [soprano, piano] [text not verified]
Researcher for this text: Ted Perry
This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
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