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by Thomas Hardy (1840 - 1928)
It is dark in the sky, And silence is where Our laughs rang high; And recall do I That One is out there. The dawn is not nigh, And the trees are bare, And the waterways sigh That a year has drawn by, And Two are out there. The wind drops to die Like the phantom of Care Too frail for a cry, And heart brings to eye That Three are out there. This Life runs dry That once ran rare And rosy in dye, And fleet the days fly, And Four are out there. Tired, tired am I Of this earthly air, And my wraith asks: Why, Since these calm lie, Are not Five out there?
- by Thomas Hardy (1840 - 1928), "Looking across", written 1915, appears in Moments of Vision and Miscellaneous Verses, first published 1917 [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 William Parks Grant (b. 1910), "Looking across", published 1949 [ soprano or tenor and piano ] [sung text not yet checked]
Researcher for this text: Emily Ezust [Administrator]
This text was added to the website: 2008-01-18
Line count: 25
Word count: 117