[Mortal my mate, bearing my rock-a-heart Warm beat with cold beat company, shall I Earlier or you fail at our force, and lie The ruins of, rifled, once a world of art?]1 The [telling]1 time our task is; time's some part, Not all, but we were framed to fail and die -- One spell and well that one. There, ah thereby Is comfort's carol of all or woe's worst smart. Field-flown, the departed day no morning brings Saying 'This was yours' with her, but new one, worse, And then that last and shortest...
1 omitted by McDermott; further changes may exist not noted.
- by Gerard Manley Hopkins (1844 - 1889), "To his watch", appears in Poems of Gerard Manley Hopkins, first published 1918 [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 Vincent McDermott (b. 1933), "To his watch", 1974 [ high voice and contrabass ], from Swift Wind [sung text not yet checked]
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