Awaking morning laughs from heaven On golden summer's forests green; And what a [gush]1 of song is given To welcome in that light serene. A fresh wind waves the clustering roses, And through the open window sighs Around the couch where she reposes, The lady with the dovelike eyes; With dovelike eyes and shining hair, And velvet cheek so sweetly moulded; And hands so soft and white and fair Above her snowy bosom folded. Her sister's and her brother's feet Are brushing off the scented dew, And she springs up in haste to greet The grass and flowers and sunshine too.
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Note: in Fisk's work, this is sung by Mrs. Linton
1 Fisk: "gust"
- by Emily Brontë (1818 - 1848) [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 Terry Fisk , "Awaking morning laughs from heaven", published 2002 [voice, piano], from Wuthering Heights, no. 11. [text verified 1 time]
- by Nick Peros , "Awaking morning laughs from heaven" [text verified 1 time]
Researcher for this text: Nick Peros
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