Gone, gone again is Summer the lovely, She that knew not where to hide Is gone again like a jewelled fish from the hand, Is lost on ev'ry side. Mute, mute I make my way to the garden, Thither where she last was seen; The heavy foot of the frost is on the flags there Where her light step has been. Gone, gone again is Summer the lovely, Gone again on ev'ry side, Lost again, like a shining fish from the hand Into the shadowy tide.
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- by Edna St. Vincent Millay (1892 - 1950), "Song", appears in The Buck in the Snow, first published 1928 [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 H. Leslie Adams (b. 1932), "Gone Again is Summer the Lovely", from Five Millay Songs, no. 5 [sung text not yet checked]
- by Arthur Edward Drummond Bliss, Sir (1891 - 1975), "Gone, gone again is summer", 1940, published 1942, first performed 1941 [ low voice, piano ], from Seven American Poems, no. 1 [sung text checked 1 time]
- by Juliana Hall (b. 1958), "Song", 1989, first performed 1992 [ soprano or tenor and piano ], from Theme In Yellow -- 6 songs for Soprano (or Tenor) and Piano, no. 1 [sung text checked 1 time]
- by Edward C. Harris (1899 - ?), "Vanished Summer", published 1936 [ voice, piano ] [sung text not yet checked]
Researcher for this text: Ted Perry
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