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by D. H. (David Herbert) Lawrence (1885 - 1930)
Under the long dark boughs, like jewels red In the hair of an Eastern girl Hang strings of crimson cherries, as if had bled Blood-drops beneath each curl. Under the glistening cherries, with folded wings Three dead birds lie: Pale-brested throstles and a blackbird, robberlings Stained with red dye. Against the haystack a girl stands laughing at me, With cherries hung round her ears. Offering me her scarlet fruit: I will see If she has any tears.
- by D. H. (David Herbert) Lawrence (1885 - 1930) [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 Olli Kortekangas (b. 1955), "Cherry Robbers", 1995 [ mixed chorus ], from Three Romances, no. 1 [sung text checked 1 time]
Researcher for this text: Emily Ezust [Administrator]
This text was added to the website: 2021-01-27
Line count: 12
Word count: 77