April rain in the wind-washed clover, Sing melodies to ease deep pain, deep death. Gently blow above her, April rain. If song nor wind nor wind-washed strain of song can comfort her, O, then cover her with silence and never come again. Silence and peace to those who love her, Peace in the eyes of the windy plain, Earth nor sky nor song can move her Nor April rain.
- by Alfred Young Fisher , "April Elegy" [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 Woods Duke (1899 - 1984), "April Elegy", published 1950. [ sung text not yet checked against a primary source]
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This text was added to the website: 2006-04-19
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