by Mary Coleridge (1861 - 1907)

The lake lay blue below the hill
Language: English 
Available translation(s): DUT FRE GER
The lake lay blue below the hill,
O'er it, as I looked, there flew
Across the waters, cold and still,
A bird whose wings were palest blue.

The sky above was blue at last,
The sky beneath me blue in blue,
A moment, ere the bird had passed,
It caught his image as he flew.

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Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)

Available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) (Nicolaas (Koos) Jaspers) , copyright © 1998, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Dwain Richardson) , "L'oiseau bleu", copyright © 2003, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • GER German (Deutsch) (Martin Stock) , "Der blaue Vogel", copyright © 2001, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Researcher for this text: Virginia Knight

This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Line count: 8
Word count: 55