The sea heard, the deep sad sea Throbb'd with one bitter secret more But set no murm'ring rumor free, By wind or bird to cave or shore The stars saw but no trembling star Of all the wild bewitching train Has ever whisper'd from afar The story of the hopeless pain The night heard: but the silent night Unveils no tears: betrays no sighs She wraps away from sound and sight Despairing hearts and watching eyes What if the night and stars and sea Should but for once their pledge forget And softly breathe alone to thee She loved thee then, she loves thee yet...
- by Anonymous / Unidentified Author [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 Henry Kimball Hadley (1871 - 1937), "In confidence", op. 44 no. 2, published 1909 [voice and piano], from Five songs, no. 2. [ sung text verified 1 time]
Researcher for this text: Emily Ezust [Administrator]
This text was added to the website: 2018-01-09
Line count: 16
Word count: 105