Fill the swift days full, my dear, Since life is fleet; Love, and hold love fast, my dear, He is so sweet. Sweetest, dearest, fleetest comer, Fledgeling of the sudden summer! Love, but not too well, my dear, When skies are gray, And the autumn winds are here, Love will a way! Fleetest, vaguest farthest rover, When the summer's warmth is over!
- by Louise Chandler Moulton (1835 - 1908) [author's text not yet checked 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 Margaret Ruthven Lang (1867 - 1972), "Eros", published 1889 [voice and piano], Schmidt [text verified 1 time]
Researcher for this text: Nich Roehler
This text was added to the website: 2012-05-19
Line count: 12
Word count: 62