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Life in her creaking shoes

by George Butterworth From Love Blows as the Wind Blows

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Text

Life in her creaking shoes
English source: William Ernest Henley

Life in her creaking shoes
Goes, and more formal grows,
A round of calls and cues:
Love blows as the wind blows.

Blows! in the quiet close
As in the roaring mart,
By ways no mortal knows
Love blows into the heart.

The stars some cadence use,
Forthright the river flows,
In order fall the dews,
Love blows as the wind blows.

Blows! and what reckoning shows
The courses of his chart?
A spirit that comes and goes,
Love blows into the heart.

Composer

George Butterworth

George Sainton Kaye Butterworth was an English composer who was best known for the orchestral idyll The Banks of Green Willow and his song settings of A. E. Housman's poems from A Shropshire Lad. Read more here.

Poet

William Ernest Henley

William Ernest Henley (23 August 1849 – 11 July 1903) was an English poet, writer, critic and editor.

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