O glide, fair stream! For ever so, Thy quiet soul on all bestowing, Till all our minds for ever flow As thy deep waters now are flowing. Vain thought! -- Yet be as now thou art, That in thy waters may be seen The image of a poet's heart, How bright, how solemn, how serene! Now let us, as we float along, For him suspend the dashing oar; And pray that never child of song May know that Poet's sorrows more. How calm! how still! the only sound, The dripping of the oar suspended!
- by William Wordsworth (1770 - 1850) [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 Dominick Argento (1927 - 2019), "In Remembrance Of Schubert", 1973 [soprano or tenor, clarinet or bass clarinet, and piano], from To be sung upon the water, no. 5. [ sung text checked 1 time]
Researcher for this text: Ton van der Steenhoven
This text was added to the website: 2009-12-20
Line count: 14
Word count: 93