When old Noah stared across the floods, Sky and water melted into one Looking-glass of shifting tides and sun. Mountain-tops were few: the ship was foul: All the morn old Noah marvelled greatly At this weltering world that shone so stately, Drowning deep the rivers and the plains. Through the stillness came a rippling breeze; Noah sighed, remembering the green trees. Clear along the morning stooped a bird, -- Lit beside him with a blossomed sprig. Earth was saved; and Noah danced a jig.
- by Siegfried Lorraine Sassoon (1886 - 1967), "Noah", 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 Howard Morgan (b. 1945), "Noah", published 1968 [soprano or tenor and piano], from Five Lyric Poems [text not verified]
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