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Elëanore

by Samuel Coleridge-Taylor From Six Songs Op. 37

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Text

Elëanore
English source: Eric Mackay

The forest flowers are faded all,
The winds complain, the snow-flakes fall,
Elëanore!
I turn to thee, as to a bower:
Thou breathest beauty like a flower,
Thou smilest like a happy hour,
Elëanore!

I turn to thee. I bless afar
Thy name, which is my guiding-star,
Elëanore!
And yet, ah God! when thou art here
I faint, I hold my breath for fear.
Art thou some phantom wandering near,
Elëanore?

Oh, take me to thy bosom fair;
Oh, cover me with thy golden hair,
Elëanore!
There let me lie when I am dead,
Those morning beams about me spread,
The glory of thy face o'erhead,
Elëanore!

Composer

Samuel Coleridge-Taylor

Samuel Coleridge-Taylor (15 August 1875 – 1 September 1912) was a British composer and conductor.

Poet

Eric Mackay

George Eric Mackay (1835 - 1898) was an English poet and half-brother of novelist Marie Corelli.

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