The sky is laced with fitful red, The circling mists and shadows flee, The dawn is rising from the sea, Like a white lady from her bed. And jagged brazen arrows fall Athwart the feathers of the night, And a long wave of yellow light Breaks silently on tower and hall, And spreading wide across the wold Wakes into flight some fluttering bird, And all the chestnut tops are stirred, And all the branches streaked with gold.
- by Oscar Wilde (1854 - 1900), "Le réveillon", from Poems as one of the "Impressions", first published 1881 [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 Charles Tomlinson Griffes (1884 - 1920), "Le réveillon", A. 34 (1914), published c1970 [ soprano or tenor and piano ], from Four Impressions, no. 4 [ sung text checked 1 time]
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- HUN Hungarian (Magyar) (Dezső Kosztolányi) , "Le réveillon"
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