Cold, clear, and blue, the morning heaven Expands its [arch]1 on high; Cold, clear, and blue [Lake Werna's]2 water Reflects the winter sky. The moon has set, but Venus shines A silent silvery star.
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Note: in the Fisk work, this is sung by Hareton
1 Fisk: "arc"
2 Fisk: "the still lake"
- by Emily Brontë (1818 - 1848), no title, appears in Poems by Charlotte, Emily, and Anne Brontë Now for the First Time Printed, first published 1902 [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 Ballantine (1886 - 1971), "Lake Werna's Water", published 1946. [SSAA chorus and piano] [text not verified]
- by Terry Fisk , "Cold, clear, and blue, the morning heaven", published 2002 [voice, piano], from Wuthering Heights, no. 45. [text verified 1 time]
- by John Mitchell (b. 1941), "Winter Reflection", op. 24 no. 2 (1977), from The Earth, the Wind, and the Sky, no. 2. [text verified 1 time]
Researcher for this text: Victoria Brago
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