All night your moth-breath Flickers among the flat pink roses. I wake to listen: A far sea moves in my ear. The window square Whitens and swallows its dull stars. And now you try Your handful of notes; The clear vowels rise like balloons.
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- by Sylvia Plath (1932 - 1963), "Morning Song", appears in Ariel, first published 1965 [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 Elizabeth Walton Vercoe (b. 1941), "Morning song", 1975 [ soprano, piano, vibraphone ], from Herstory I, no. 4b [sung text checked 1 time]
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This text was added to the website: 2007-08-17
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Word count: 44