For Aubrey Beardsley's picture "Pierrot is dying" Pierrot is dying: Tiptoe in, Finger touched to lip, Harlequin, Columbine and Clown. Hush! how still he lies In his bed, White slipped hand and white Sunken head. Oh, poor Pierrot. There's his dressing gown Across the chair, Slippers on the floor. . . Can he hear Us who tiptoe in? Pillowed high he lies In his bed; Listen Columbine. "He is dead." Oh, poor Pierrot.
- by Adelaide Crapsey (1878 - 1914), "Pierrot", appears in Verse, first published 1915 [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 Lee Hoiby (1926 - 2011), "Pierrot", subtitle: "For Aubrey Beardsley's picture", from Night Songs, no. 2. [text verified 1 time]
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