I sometimes think that never blows so red The Rose as where some buried Caesar bled, That [every]1 Hyacinth the Garden wears Dropt in [her]2 lap from some once lovely head.
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1 Lehmann: "ev'ry"
2 first edition, Murray (probably): "its"
- by Edward Fitzgerald (1809 - 1883), no title, appears in The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám, First Edition, no. 18, appears in The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám, Second Edition, no. 24, appears in The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám, Third Edition, no. 19, appears in The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám, Fourth Edition, no. 19, first published 1859 [author's text checked 1 time against a primary source]
- a text in Persian (Farsi) by Hakim Omar Khayyám (c1048 - c1122) [text unavailable]
Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)
- by Granville Ransome Bantock, Sir (1868 - 1946), "I sometimes think that never blows so red", published 1906 [ soli, chorus, and orchestra ], from Omar Khayyám, Part I, no. 19, Leipzig, Breitkopf & Härtel [sung text not yet checked]
- by Redgewell Dansie , "Meditation", published 1919 [ voice and piano ], from Songs from "Omar Khayyám", no. 1, London : Augener [sung text not yet checked]
- by Don Murray (b. 1925), "I sometimes think that never blows so red" [ baritone and piano ], from Songs from the Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám, no. 6 [sung text not yet checked]
This text (or a part of it) is used in a work
- by Liza Lehmann (1862 - 1918), "I sometimes think that never blows so red", 1896 [ contralto solo ], from In a Persian Garden, no. 8
- by Henry Houseley (1852? - 1925), "Part 3", published 1917 [ soli, chorus, orchestra ], from cantata Omar Khayyám, no. 3, New York : H. W. Gray
Researcher for this text: Barbara Miller
This text was added to the website: 2006-04-08
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Word count: 31