Through the ample open door of the peaceful country barn, A sun-lit pasture field, with cattle and horses feeding; And haze, and vista, and the far horizon, fading away.
Confirmed with Walt Whitman, Leaves of Grass, Philadelphia: David McKay, [c1900].
- by Walt Whitman (1819 - 1892), "A farm-picture", appears in Leaves of Grass, first published 1900 [author's text checked 1 time 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 Ronald A. Beckett , "A farm picture", 2015 [ voice and strings ], from By the roadside, no. 1 [sung text not yet checked]
- by John M. Klein (b. 1915), "A farm picture", published 1945 [ SATB chorus a cappella ], from Four Whitman Sketches [sung text not yet checked]
- by Otto Luening (1900 - 1996), "A farm picture", published 1944 [ medium voice, piano ] [sung text checked 1 time]
- by Ruth Schonthal (1924 - 2006), "A farm picture", 1975, published 1979 [ soprano and piano ], from By the Roadside: Six Songs to Poems by Walt Whitman, no. 5, Oxford University Press [sung text not yet checked]
- by Rick Sowash (b. 1950), "A Farm Picture", 1998 [ mezzo-soprano or baritone and viola or clarinet ], from Three Whitman Songs for mezzo-soprano and viola (or clarinet), no. 3 [sung text checked 1 time]
Researcher for this text: Thomas A. Gregg
This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Line count: 3
Word count: 29