Our love is like a strong house Well roofed against the wind and rain Who passes darkly in the sun again and again? The doors are fast, the lamps are lit, We sit together talking low Who is it in the ghostly dusk goes to and fro? Surely ours is a strong house, I will not trouble any more But who comes stealing at midnight To try the locked door?
- by Sara Teasdale (1884 - 1933), "The strong house" [author's text not yet checked 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 Lori Laitman (b. 1955), "The strong house", 1991-2, first performed 1992 [soprano and piano], from The Metropolitan Tower and Other Songs, no. 4. [text verified 1 time]
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This text was added to the website: 2009-05-31
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