The creatures with the shining eyes That live among the tender grass See great stars falling down the skies And mighty comets pass. Torches of thought within the mind Wave fire upon the dancing streams Of souls that shake upon them wind In rain of falling dreams. The shrewmouse builds her windy nest And laughs amid the corn: She hath no dreams within her breast: God smiled when she was born.
- by William Sharp (1855 - 1905), as Fiona Macleod, "The shrewmouse", appears in The Hour of Beauty, first published 1907 [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 Fritz Bennicke Hart (1874 - 1949), "The shrewmouse", op. 75 (Six Sets of Five Songs Each for Voice and Pianoforte, Set IV) no. 4 (1927). [voice and piano] [text not verified]
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This text was added to the website: 2008-08-18
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