As the dragonfly’s hideous larva creeps [ ... ]
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Confirmed with The Complete Poems of Hugh MacDiarmid, Volume 1, edited by Michael Grieve and W R Aitken, Penguin Books, Middlesex, 1985, Page 333.
- by Christopher Murray Grieve (1892 - 1978), as Hugh MacDiarmid, "An Apprentice Angel (II)", appears in Scots Unbound and Other Poems, no. 4, first published 1932, copyright © [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 Francis George Scott (1880 - 1958), "An Apprentice Angel", 1933, published 1934 [ voice and piano ], from Scottish Lyrics, Book 3, no. 12, Bayley & Ferguson; confirmed with Songs of Francis George Scott, selected and edited by Neil Mackay, Roberton Publications, Aylesbury, 1980, page 75 [sung text checked 1 time]
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