by Amy Beach
English source: Cora Fabbri
And a leaf from a wild, white flower,
A Love that lasted an hour,
A Joy that lasted a day,
One Love hath faded away
While the other Love lives yet;
Oh grief! that one can forget,
And one remember for aye.
The composer and pianist Amy Beach (1867-1944) is recognised as a leading figure in American music, the first woman to gain success with large-scale musical forms. She came from a prosperous family in New Hampshire. Her mother Clara Cheney was a…
Cora Randall Fabbri (November 27, 1871 – January 12, 1892) was an American poet.