I wander north, I wander south, I rest me where I please. . . . See how the river-banks are nipped beneath the autumn breeze! Yet what care I if autumn blasts the river-banks lay bare? The loss of hue to river-banks is the river-banks' affair.
- by Herbert Allen Giles (1845 - 1935), "Insouciance" [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), "Insouciance", op. 56 (Two Songs) no. 2, published 1907 [voice and piano], London: Elkin [text not verified]
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