A Gyges ring they bear about them still, To be, and not seen when and where they will; They tread on clouds, and though they sometimes fall, They fall like dew, and make no noise at all: So silently they one to th' other come, As colours steal into the pear or plum, And air-like, leave no pression to be seen Where'er they met, or parting place has been.
- by Robert Herrick (1591 - 1674), "Lovers, how they come and part" [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 David Sisco , "Lovers, how they come and part", 2004 [mezzo-soprano and piano], from Upon Love, no. 2. [text not verified]
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