An omnibus across the bridge Crawls like a yellow butterfly, And, here and there, a passer-by Shows like a restless little midge. Big barges full of yellow hay, Are moved against the shadowy wharf, And like a yellow silken scarf, The thick fog hangs along the quay. The yellow leaves begin to fade, And flutter from the temple elms, And at my feet the pale green Thames Lies like a rod of rippled jade.
- by Oscar Wilde (1854 - 1900), "Symphony in yellow" [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 Carey Blyton (1932 - 2002), "Symphony in yellow", published 1973 [ soprano, harp or soprano, and piano; or soprano, clarinet, harp or piano ] [ sung text not yet checked against a primary source]
- by Charles Tomlinson Griffes (1884 - 1920), "Symphony in yellow", op. 3 (Tone-Images) no. 2, A. 32 (c1912), published 1915 [ sung text checked 1 time]
Available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):
- HUN Hungarian (Magyar) (Dezső Kosztolányi) , "Sárga szimfónia"
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