After the songless rose of evening, Night quiet, dark, still, In nodding cavalcade advancing Starred the deep hill: You, in the valley standing, In your quiet wonder took All that glamour, peace, and mystery In one grave look. Beauty hid your naked body, Time dreamed in your bright hair, In your eyes the constellations Burned far and fair.
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- by Walter De la Mare (1873 - 1956), "The unchanging", appears in Motley and Other Poems, first published 1918 [author's text checked 1 time against a primary source]
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- by Owen Mase (1892 - 1973), "The unchanging", published 1926 [ voice and piano ] [sung text not yet checked]
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