In the soft wind that blows, You cloudship of the sky Spreads a white sail and throws A shadow where I lie. And with my dreams is blent A breath of spice and gums Out of the Orient, Betraying whence she comes. Unto a land remote To fill its rich bazaars Sails this Arabian boat Amid the island stars. And in yon harbor calm, Of Heaven's ocean blue; Empties her freight of balm The twilight's fragrant dew!
- by Frank Dempster Sherman (1860 - 1916) [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), "The sky ship", op. 9 (Four songs) no. 3, published 1892 [voice and piano], Schmidt [text verified 1 time]
Researcher for this text: Nich Roehler
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Word count: 77