How desolate! Ah how forlorn, how desolate. How sadly did I stand When in the field my woeful state I felt! Not all the land, Not all the skies Tho' heaven shined before mine eyes, Could comfort yield in any field to me. Nor could my mind contentment find or see; Felicity! O where? O where? Shall I thee find to ease my mind! O where?
- by Thomas Traherne (1637? - 1674), "Solitude" [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 Elizabeth Maconchy (1907 - 1994), "Solitude", 1978 [soprano and piano], from Sun, Moon and Stars, no. 3. [text verified 1 time]
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This text was added to the website: 2010-01-25
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Word count: 66