Songs to the dark virgin
Language: English 
Would that I were a jewel,
a shattered jewel, 
That all my shining brilliants
might fall at thy feet,
Thou dark one.

Would that I were a garment,
A shimmering silken garment
That all my folds might wrap about thy body,
Absorb thy body, 
Hold and hide thy body,
Thou dark one.

Would that I were a flame,
But one sharp, leaping flame
To annihilate thy body,
Thou dark one.

Authorship

Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)


Researcher for this text: Emily Ezust [Administrator]

This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Line count: 15
Word count: 70