There stood a Poplar, tall and straight; The fair, round Moon, uprisen late, Made the long shadow on the grass A ghostly bridge 'twixt heaven and me. But May, with slumbrous nights, must pass; And blustering winds will strip the tree. And I've no magic to express The moment of that loveliness; So from these words you'll never guess The stars and lilies I could see.
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- by Siegfried Lorraine Sassoon (1886 - 1967), "A poplar and the moon", appears in Morning-Glory, first published 1916 [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 Ralph Greaves (1889 - 1966), "A poplar and the moon", published <<1940 [ voice and piano ] [sung text not yet checked]
- by Howard Morgan (b. 1945), "A poplar and the moon", published 1968 [ soprano and tenor and piano ], from Five Lyric Poems [sung text not yet checked]
- by Cyril Bradley Rootham (1875 - 1938), "A poplar and the moon", published 1921 [ voice and piano ] [sung text not yet checked]
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