I thought I saw a moonsprite Drop swooning here below - But when I stood beside its grave, I found a flake of snow. I thought I saw a star fall To glisten and entice - There, on a bare and shiv'ring branch, I found a drop of ice. I thought I saw Truth hidden Deep in the sparkling sky - But into mist it melted, And vanished from my eye.
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- by John M. Klein (b. 1915), "Illusion", published 1945 [medium voice and piano], New York: Associated Music Publishers, Inc. [ sung text checked 1 time]
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