Wind and waters ring the bells That rang for them of high degree Trumpets are the sounding shells In the city under the sea. Where a Queen was wont to hide Her outwearied majesty, Swim the fishes open-eyed In the city under the sea. Many a street lies broad and fair, Many a palace fair and free, Neither a man nor woman there, In the city under the sea.
- by Mary Coleridge (1861 - 1907), "Veneta", appears in Poems, no. 99, first published 1907 [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 Charles Villiers Stanford, Sir (1852 - 1924), "Veneta", op. 127 (Eight partsongs) no. ?, published 1912. [SATB chorus a cappella] [text not verified]
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