Come with rain, O loud Southwester! Bring the singer, bring the nester; Give the buried flower a dream; Make the settled snow-bank steam; Find the brown beneath the white; But whate'er you do to-night, Bathe my window, make it flow, Melt it as the ices go; Melt the glass and leave the sticks Like a hermit's crucifix; Burst into my narrow stall; Swing the picture on the wall; Run the rattling pages o'er; Scatter poems on the floor; Turn the poet out of door.
- by Robert Frost (1874 - 1963), "To the thawing wind", appears in A Boy's Will, first published 1913 [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 John Woods Duke (1899 - 1984), "To the thawing wind" [ sung text not yet checked against a primary source]
- by Edward Gregson (b. 1945), "To the thawing wind", 1965, first performed 1980 [soprano or tenor and piano], from Five Songs of Innocence and Experience, no. 2. [ sung text not yet checked against a primary source]
- by John Mitchell (b. 1941), "To the thawing wind", op. 48 no. 1 (1982) [mezzo-soprano, cello, and piano], from Five Poems by Robert Frost, no. 1. [ sung text checked 1 time]
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