The fountain shivers lightly in the rain, The laurels drip, the fading roses fall, The marble satyr plays a mournful strain That leaves the rainy fragrance musical. Oh dripping laurel, Phoebus sacred tree, Would that swift Daphne's lot might come to me, Then would I still my soul and for an hour Change to a laurel in the glancing shower.
- by Sara Teasdale (1884 - 1933), "Villa Serbelloni, Bellaggio", appears in Rivers to the Sea, in Vignettes Overseas, no. 9, 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), "Villa Serbelloni, Bellaggio", published 1919 [ high voice, piano ], from Vignettes Overseas, no. 8 [sung text not yet checked]
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