As if a phantom caress’d me, I thought I was not alone, walking here by the shore; But the one I thought was with me, as now I walk by the shore — the one I loved, that caress’d me, As I lean and look through the glimmering light, that one has utterly disappear’d, And those appear that are hateful to me, and mock me.
- by Walt Whitman (1819 - 1892) [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 Silvan Loher (b. 1986), "As if a phantom caress’d me", op. 6 no. 2 [voice and piano], from Ten Poems by Walt Whitman, no. 2. [ sung text verified 1 time]
Researcher for this text: Tino Brütsch
This text was added to the website: 2018-01-08
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