Nisida and Prosida are laughing in the light, Capri is a dewy flower lifting into sight, Posilipo kneels and looks in the burnished sea, Naples crowds her million roofs close as close can be; Round about the mountain's crest a flag of smoke is hung-- Oh when God made Italy he was gay and young!
- by Sara Teasdale (1884 - 1933), "Naples", appears in Rivers to the Sea, in Vignettes Overseas, no. 3, 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 Wintter Haynes Watts (1884 - 1962), "Naples", published 1919 [ high voice, piano ], from Vignettes Overseas, no. 2 [sung text not yet checked]
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