Red skies above a level land and thoughts of thee; sinking sun on reedy strand, and alder tree. Only the heron sailing home with heavy flight! Ocean afar in silent foam, and coming night! Dwindling day and drowsing birds, oh, my child! Dimness and returning herds, memory wild.
- by Stephen Phillips (1868 - 1915) [author's text not yet checked 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 William Brocklesby Wordsworth (1908 - 1988), "Red skies", published 1946 [voice and piano], from Three songs [text verified 1 time]
Researcher for this text: John Versmoren
This text was added to the website: 2004-07-07
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Word count: 48