In the cold I will rise, I will bathe In waters of ice; myself Will shiver, and shrive myself, Alone in the dawn, and anoint Forehead and feet and hands' I will shutter the windows from light, I will place in their sockets the four Tall candles and set them a-flame In the grey of the dawn; and myself Will lay myself straight in my bed And draw the sheet under my chin.
- by Adelaide Crapsey (1878 - 1914), "The Lonely Death", appears in Verse, first published 1915 [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 Reginald Chauncey Robbins (1871 - 1955), "The Lonely Death", published 1937. [high voice, piano] [text not verified]
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