Softly the summer wind woos the rose; Like a fickle lover He kisses her petals, then off he goes The fair fields over. Yet since he has kissed her, forever the rose Her heart, her heart uncloses; And he breathes thereafter, Wherever he goes, The perfume, the perfume of roses.
- by Walter Learned (1847 - 1915) [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 Amy Marcy Cheney Beach (1867 - 1944), "The summer wind", op. 14 (Four Songs) no. 1, published 1891 [ voice and piano ] [sung text checked 1 time]
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This text was added to the website: 2010-11-01
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