Dirge in woods (Charles Hubert Hastings Parry)
- Editor: John Henry Fowler (submitted 2008-04-12). Score information: A4, 4 pages, 55 kB Copyright: CPDL
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First published: 1907
Description: English Lyrics Set 8 No. 4.
Original text and translations
A wind sways the pines,
Not a breath of wild air;
Still as the mosses that glow
On the flooring and over the lines
Of the roots here and there.
The pine-tree drops its dead;
They are quiet, as under the sea.
Rushes life in a race,
As the clouds the clouds chase;
And we go,
And we drop like the fruits of the tree,
Lyrics: George Meredith - (1828-1909), Dirge in woods, from Fortnightly Review - (August 1870)