There was a little lawny islet By anemone and violet, Like mosaic paven: And its roof was flowers and leaves Which the summer's breath enweaves, Where nor sun nor showers nor breeze Pierce the pines and tallest trees, Each a gem engraves; - Girt by many an azure wave With which the clouds and mountains pave A lake's blue chasm.
- by Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792 - 1822), "The isle" [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 John Axel Fernström (1897 - 1961), "The isle", op. 62 no. 3 (1942) [ coloratura soprano and string quintet or orchestra ], from Songs of the Sea, no. 3 [sung text not yet checked]
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- Also set in Russian (Русский), a translation by Konstantin Dmitrevich Bal'mont (1867 - 1942) ; composed by Sergei Vasil'yevich Rachmaninov, Sergei Ivanovich Taneyev.
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- CZE Czech (Čeština) (Jaroslav Vrchlický) , "Ostrov"
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