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by James Stephens (1882 - 1950)
The rose in the wind
Dip and swing, Lift and sway ; Dream a life, In a dream, away. Like a dream In a sleep Is the rose In the wind ; And a fish In the deep ; And a man In the mind : Dreaming to lack All that is his ; Dreaming to gain All that he is. Dreaming a life, In a dream, away ; Dip and swing, Lift and sway.
- by James Stephens (1882 - 1950), "The rose in the wind", appears in A Poetry Recital, first published 1925 [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 Seymour Barab (1921 - 2014), "The rose in the wind", from The Rivals, no. 2 [sung text not yet checked]
- by Walter Byron Mourant (1910 - 1995), "The rose in the wind" [ medium voice and piano ] [sung text not yet checked]
Researcher for this text: Emily Ezust [Administrator]
This text was added to the website: 2008-06-09
Line count: 20
Word count: 70