Before I melt, Come, look at me! This lovely icy filigree! Of a great forest In one night I make a wilderness Of white: By skyey cold Of crystals made, All softly, on Your finger laid, I pause, that you My beauty see: Breathe, and I vanish Instantly.
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- by Walter De la Mare (1873 - 1956), "The snowflake" [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 Juliana Hall (b. 1958), "The snowflake ", 1989, first performed 1990 [ baritone and piano ], from Winter Windows -- 7 songs for Baritone and Piano, no. 2 [sung text checked 1 time]
- by Rick Sowash (b. 1950), "The snowflake", 1999 [ mezzo-soprano, flute, piano ], from Silvery Songs, no. 3 [sung text checked 1 time]
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