Two doves upon the selfsame branch, Two lilies on a single stem, Two butterflies upon one flower :-- O happy we who look on them. Who look upon them hand in hand Flushed in the rosy summer light ; Who look upon them hand in hand And never give a thought to night.
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- by Christina Georgina Rossetti (1830 - 1894), "Song", appears in Goblin Market and other Poems, first published 1862 [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 David Arditti (b. 1964), "Two doves upon the selfsame branch", op. 10 no. 1, from Three Songs of Christina Rossetti, no. 1. [text verified 1 time]
- by Grace Marschal-Loepke (b. 1885), "Hand in hand", published <<1940. [voice and piano] [text not verified]
- by Henry (Richard Charles) Somerset, Lord (1849 - 1932), "Two doves", published 1896 [voice and piano], from Two Songs [text not verified]
- by Arthur Somervell, Sir (1863 - 1937), "Two doves on the self-same branch", published 1903 [duet for soprano and alto with piano], from Wind Flowers [text not verified]
- by (Hubert) Leslie Woodgate (1902 - 1961), "Summer joy", published 1925 [voice and piano], from Autumn Twilight [text not verified]
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