Come, Love, across the sunlit land, As blithe as dryad dancing free, While time slips by like silvery sand Within the glass of memory. Ere Winter, in his reckless glee Blights all the bloom with ruthless hand, Come, Love, across the sunlit land As blithe as dryad dancing free. And all the years of life shall be Like peaceful vales that wide expand To meet a bright, untroubled sea By radiant azure arches spanned Come, Love, across the sunlit land As blithe as dryad dancing free.
- by Clinton Scollard (1860 - 1932), "Come, Love, across the sunlit land", subtitle: "Rondel", appears in Ballades and Rondeaus, Chants Royal, Sestinas, Villanelles, etc., first published 1887 [author's text checked 1 time 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 Charles Tomlinson Griffes (1884 - 1920), "Come, love, across the sunlit land", op. 4 no. 2 (<<1914), published 1915 [soprano and piano], from Two Rondels for a Soprano Voice, no. 2. [text verified 1 time]
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