Fling your red scarf faster and faster, dancer. It is summer and the sun loves a million green leaves, masses of green. Your red scarf flashes across them calling and a-calling. The silk and flare of it is a great soprano leading a chorus Carried along in a rouse of voices reaching for the heart of the world. Your toes are singing to meet the song of your arms: Let the red scarf go swifter. Summer and the sun command you.
- by Carl Sandburg (1878 - 1967) [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 Juliana Hall (b. 1958), "Mask" [ soprano and piano ], from When the south wind sings -- 7 Songs for Soprano and Piano on Poems by Carl Sandburg, no. 2 [sung text checked 1 time]
Researcher for this text: David Sims [Guest Editor]
This text was added to the website: 2017-09-24
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