Motion and Stillness

by Ralph Vaughan Williams From Four Poems by Fredegond Shove (1925)

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Motion and Stillness
English source: Fredegond Shove

The sea shells lie as cold as death
Under the sea,
The clouds move in a wasted wreath
The cows sleep on the tranquil slopes
Above the bay;
The ships like evanescent hopes
Vanish away.


Ralph Vaughan Williams

Ralph Vaughan Williams was an English composer. Over sixty years, he composed operas, ballets, chamber music, vocal pieces and orchestral compositions. He was strongly influenced by Tudor music and English folk-song. Information from Wikipedia.…


Fredegond Shove

Fredegond Cecily Shove (1889–1949) was an English poet.


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