One night as Dick lay half asleep, Into his drowsy eyes A great still light begins to creep From out the silent skies. It was lovely moon's, for when He raised his dreamy head, Her surge of silver filled the pane And streamed across his bed. So, for a while, each gazed at each - Dick and the solemn moon - Till, climbing slowly on her way, She vanished, and was gone.
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- by Walter De la Mare (1873 - 1956), "Full moon", appears in Peacock Pie: A Book of Rhymes, in 2. Boys and Girls, no. 5, first published 1913 [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 Edward Allam , "Full moon", published <<1956 [ voice and piano ] [sung text not yet checked]
- by Gary Bachlund (b. 1947), "Full moon", 2006 [ medium-high voice, piano ], from Pieces of Peacock Pie, no. 9 [sung text checked 1 time]
- by Lennox Randal Francis Berkeley, Sir (1903 - 1989), "Full moon", published 1966 [ high voice and guitar ], from Songs of the Half-Light [sung text not yet checked]
- by Juliana Hall (b. 1958), "Full moon", 1989, first performed 1995 [ tenor and piano ], from Peacock Pie -- 20 songs for Tenor and Piano, no. 11 [sung text not yet checked]
- by Herbert Norman Howells (1892 - 1983), "Full moon", op. 33 no. 5, published 1923 [ voice and piano ], from Peacock Pie, no. 5 [sung text checked 1 time]
- by William Brocklesby Wordsworth (1908 - 1988), "Full moon", published 1947 [ high voice and piano ], from Two Songs [sung text not yet checked]
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