O endless sunsteeped plain, With forests in dim blue shrouds, And little wisps of rain, Falling from far-off clouds: I come from the choking air Of passion, doubt, and strife, With a spirit and mind laid bare To your healing breadth of life: O fruitful and sacred ground, O sunlight and summer sky, Absorb me and fold me round, For broken and tired am I.
- by Archibald Lampman (1861 - 1899) [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 Matthew Emery (b. 1991), "For broken and tired am I", 2012, first performed 2013. [voice and piano] [text verified 1 time]
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This text was added to the website: 2013-10-02
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Word count: 65