On lowlands where the temples lie The marsh-grass mingles with the flowers, Only the little songs of birds Link the unbroken hours. So in the end, above my heart Once like the city wild and gay, The slow white stars will pass by night, The swift brown birds by day.
- by Sara Teasdale (1884 - 1933), "Ruins of Paestum", appears in Rivers to the Sea, in Vignettes Overseas, no. 6, 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), "Ruins of Paestum", published 1919 [ high voice, piano ], from Vignettes Overseas, no. 5 [sung text not yet checked]
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