I saw a happy Spirit That wandered among flowers: Her crown was a rainbow, Her gown was wove of hours. She turned with sudden laughter, I was, but am no more! And as I followed after Time smote me on the brow.
- by William Sharp (1855 - 1905), as Fiona Macleod, "Time", 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), "Time", op. 36 (Five songs) no. 4 (1919). [voice and piano] [text not verified]
Researcher for this text: Emily Ezust [Administrator]
This text was added to the website: 2008-08-18
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