So light is love, in matchless beauty shining, When she revisits Cypris' hallowed bowers Two feeble doves, harnessed in silken twining, Can draw her chariot midst the Paphian flowers. Lightness to Love, how ill it fitteth! So heavy on my heart she sitteth.
- by Anonymous / Unidentified Author [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 John Wilbye (1574 - 1638), "So light is love", published 1609 [vocal trio], from the collection Second Set of Madrigals, madrigal [text verified 1 time]
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Word count: 43