Gray pilgrim, you have journeyed far, I pray you tell to me Is there a land where Love is not, By shore of any sea? For I am weary of the god, And I would flee from him Tho' I must take a ship and go Beyond the ocean's rim. "I know a port where Love is not, The ship is in your hand, Then plunge your sword within your breast And you will reach the land."
- by Sara Teasdale (1884 - 1933), "Youth and the pilgrim", appears in Helen of Troy and Other Poems, first published 1911 [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 Bain Murray (b. 1926), "Youth and the pilgrim", published 1974 [soprano and piano], from Flame and Shadow [text not verified]
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