Take off your cloak and your hat And your shoes, and draw up at my hearth Where never woman sat. I have made the fire up bright; Let us leave the rest in the dark And sit by firelight. The wine is warm in the hearth; The flickers come and go. I will warm your limbs with kisses Until they glow.
- by D. H. (David Herbert) Lawrence (1885 - 1930), "December Night", appears in Look! We Have Come Through!, first published 1917 [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 Vittorio Rieti (1898 - 1994), "December Night", published 1964 [mezzo-soprano and piano], from Four D. H. Lawrence Songs, no. 3. [text not verified]
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This text was added to the website: 2008-09-17
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