'Wish! and it's thine!' the changeling piped, Shrill from her thorn. And I with dew-soaked shoes could only Stare in return. High up above me sang the lark, Beneath me lay the sea, Gorse, bramble, rock, and winchat were My only company. Her tiny voice fell faint, and lo, Where she had been, Leaned but a few-days-budded rose Out of the green.
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- by Walter De la Mare (1873 - 1956), "Solitude" [author's text checked 1 time against a primary source]
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- by Elaine Hugh-Jones (b. 1927), "Solitude" [ voice and piano ], from Eight Songs of Walter de la Mare, no. 4 [sung text not yet checked]
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