When in your sober mood my body have ye laid In sight and sound of things beloved, woodland and stream, And the green turf has hidden the poor bones ye deem No more a close companion with those rhymes we made; Then, if some bird should pipe, or breezes stir the glade, Thinking them for the while my voice, so let them seem A fading message from the misty shores of dream, Or wheresoever, following Death, my feet have strayed.
- by Siegfried Lorraine Sassoon (1886 - 1967), "An old french poet" [author's text checked 1 time against a primary source]
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- by Howard Morgan (b. 1945), "An old french poet", published 1968 [soprano or tenor and piano], from Five Lyric Poems [text not verified]
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