At eve, I stand upon the bank and gaze; Restless, I know not where my bark may rest; I see the forest through the autumn haze; I see the hills of radiance all divest; I see the herdsman homing o'er the lea; I see the huntsman's laden horse return. . . . . Alas, no loved one comes to beckon me!-- I sit and croon the thoughts that in me burn.
- by Herbert Allen Giles (1845 - 1935), "In absence" [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 Cyril Meir Scott (1879 - 1970), "In absence", published 1919 [voice and piano], from Songs of Old Cathay , no. 2, London : Elkin [ sung text not yet checked against a primary source]
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