The earth is motionless And poised in space … A great bird resting in its flight Between the alleys of the stars. It is the wind’s hour off …. The wind has nestled down among the corn …. The two speak privately together, Awaiting the whirr of wings.
- by Lola Ridge (1873 - 1941) [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 Stanley Grill (b. 1953), "Interim", copyright © 2020 [ chorus, flute, viola, cello ], from The Whirr of Wings, no. 1, confirmed with an online score [sung text checked 1 time]
Researcher for this text: Malcolm Wren [Guest Editor]
This text was added to the website: 2020-04-04
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