And whence and why come you? We know not whence, (was the answer,) We only know that we drift here with the rest, That we linger'd and lagg'd--but were wafted at last, and are now here, To make the passing shower's concluding drops.
- by Walt Whitman (1819 - 1892) [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 Ernst Bacon (1898 - 1990), "Lingering last drops", c1960-8. [high voice, piano] [text verified 1 time]
- by Leif Segerstam (b. 1944), "Lingering Last Drops", published 1967 [high voice and piano], from Three Leaves of Grass, no. 2. [text not verified]
Researcher for this text: Emily Ezust [Administrator]
This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
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