I've listened: and all the sounds I heard Were music, -- wind, and stream, and bird. With youth who sang from hill to hill I've listened: my heart is hungry still. I've looked: the morning world was green; Bright roofs and towers of town I've seen; And stars, wheeling through wingless night. I've looked: and my soul yet longs for light. I've thought: but in my sense survives Only the impulse of those lives That were my making. Hear me say "I've thought!" -- and darkness hides my day.
- by Siegfried Lorraine Sassoon (1886 - 1967), "Alone", appears in Discoveries, 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 Adrian Beaumont (b. 1937), "Alone", first performed 1972 [soprano and piano], from The Heart's Journey [text not verified]
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