I cannot be what the sea is To you who love the sea, Its ease of empty spaces, Its soothing majesty; To the many moods of the ocean Go back, for here in me Is only its sad passion And changeful constancy.
- by Sara Teasdale (1884 - 1933) [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 Rick Sowash (b. 1950), "The sea lover", 1998 [mezzo-soprano and piano], from Teasdale Songs for mezzo-soprano and piano, no. 6. [ sung text verified 1 time]
Researcher for this text: Paul Ezust [Guest Editor]
This text was added to the website: 2017-10-20
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