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by James Stephens (1882 - 1950)
Everything that I can spy
Everything that I can spy Through the circle of my eye. Everything that I can see Has been woven out of me. I have sown the stars ; I threw Clouds of morn and noon and eve In the deeps and steeps of blue ; And each thing that I perceive. Sun and sea and mountain high. Are made and moulded by my eye : Closing it, I do but find Darkness, and a little wind.
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- by James Stephens (1882 - 1950), no title, appears in The Hill of Vision, first published 1912 [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 Walter Byron Mourant (1910 - 1995), "Everything that I can spy" [ medium voice and piano ] [sung text not yet checked]
Researcher for this text: Emily Ezust [Administrator]
This text was added to the website: 2009-01-22
Line count: 12
Word count: 76