Joy shakes me like the wind that lifts a sail, Like the roistering wind That laughs through stalwart pines. It floods me like the sun On rain-drenched trees That flash with silver and green, I abandon myself to joy I laugh -- I sing. Too long have I walked a desolate way, Too long stumbled down a maze Bewildered.
- by Clarissa M. Scott Delany (1901 - 1927), "Joy" [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 Dorothy Rudd Moore (b. 1940), "Joy", published 1976 [ soprano, piano, and violin ], from Sonnets on Love, Rosebuds, and Death, no. 2 [sung text checked 1 time]
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This text was added to the website: 2020-06-11
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Word count: 58