Music, When Soft Voices Die

by Bun-Ching Lam

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Music, When Soft Voices Die
English source: Percy Bysshe Shelley

Music, when soft voices die,
Vibrates in the memory;
Odours, when sweet violets sicken,
Live within the sense they quicken.

Rose leaves, when the rose is dead,
Are heap'd for the belovèd's bed;
And so thy thoughts, when thou art gone,
Love itself shall slumber on.


Bun-Ching Lam

Bun-Ching Lam (b. 1954) is a Chinese American composer, pianist, and conductor.


Percy Bysshe Shelley

Percy Bysshe Shelley was one of the major English Romantic poets, and is regarded by some as among the finest lyric, as well as epic, poets in the English language. A radical in his poetry as well as in his political and social views, Shelley did…

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