Is it indeed your voice that whispers here, Or my heart’s own? For I have heard this said In music most, or in the soundless clear Meadows of night by beauty visited. Are these your words by which my mind is fed, Or did I speak them? Love, I do not know; They are my spirit’s honey and its bread Take them for yours since you have made them so. Let our two hearts, though dust of different earth, Linked in one likeness since the world began, Speak with a single voice; for what are worth Laughter and tears and all the life of man, But this? that two who love shall be as one, Till life and death and time itself are done.
- by Robert Nathan (1894 - 1985) [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 Richard Hageman (1882 - 1966), "Is it you?", published 1951, copyright © 1951 [high voice and piano], Galaxy Music Corp., New York [ sung text checked 1 time]
Researcher for this text: Garrett Medlock [Guest Editor]
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