Wide are the meadows of night, And daisies are shinng there, Tossing their lovely dews, Lustrous and fair; And through these sweet fields go, Wanderers amid the stars -- Venus, Mercury, Uranus, Neptune, Saturn, Jupiter, Mars. 'Tired in their silver, they move, And circling, whisper and say, Fair are the blossoming meads of delight Through which we stray.
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- by Walter De la Mare (1873 - 1956), "Wanderers", appears in Peacock Pie: A Book of Rhymes, in 7. Earth and Air, no. 6, first published 1913 [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 Frederic Austin (1872 - 1952), "Wanderers", published 1924 [ unaccompanied voice ] [sung text not yet checked]
- by Harry Farjeon (1878 - 1948), "Wanderers", published <<1940 [ voice and piano ], from The Little Green Orchard [sung text not yet checked]
- by Herbert Norman Howells (1892 - 1983), "Wanderers", from A Garland for de la Mare, no. 1 [sung text checked 1 time]
- by Rick Sowash (b. 1950), "Wanderers", 1999 [ mezzo-soprano, flute, and piano ], from Silvery Songs, no. 4 [sung text checked 1 time]
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