Pale at first and cold, Like wizard's lily-bloom Conjured from the gloom, Like torch of glow-worm seen Through grasses shining green, By children half in fright, Or Christmas candlelight Flung on the outer snow, Or tinsel stars that show Their evening glory With sheen of fairy story-- Now with his blaze Love dries the cobweb maze Dew-sagged upon the corn, He brings the flowering thorn, Mayfly and butterfly, And pigeons in the sky, Robin and thrush, And the long bulrush, The cherry under the leaf, Earth in a silken dress, With end to grief, With joy in steadfastness.
- by Robert Graves (1895 - 1985), "The finding of love" [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 Bruce Mather (b. 1939), "The finding of love", 1957-8 [soprano and strings], from Three songs to poems of Robert Graves [text not verified]
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