Ever, ever Stir and shiver The reeds and rushes By the river: Ever, ever, As if in dream, The lone moon’s silver Sleeks the stream. What old sorrow, What lost love, Moon, reeds, rushes, Dream you of?
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- by Walter De la Mare (1873 - 1956), "Why?", appears in Bells and Grass: A Book of Rhymes, first published 1941 [author's text checked 1 time against a primary source]
- by Cecil Armstrong Gibbs (1889 - 1960), "Why?", published 1949 [ unison chorus and piano ] [sung text not yet checked]
- by Juliana Hall (b. 1958), "Why?", 1989, first performed 2004 [ soprano and oboe ], from Bells and Grass -- 5 songs for soprano and oboe, no. 3 [sung text checked 1 time]
- by Pamela Harrison (1915 - 1990), "Why?", published 1956 [ soprano or tenor and piano ], from Eight Poems of Walter de la Mare [sung text not yet checked]
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