The Wild Flower's Song

by Roger Quilter From Three Songs of William Blake Op. 20

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The Wild Flower's Song
English source: William Blake

As I wander'd in the forest,
The green leaves among,
I heard a wild flower
Singing a song:

"I slept in the earth
In the silent night,
I murmur'd my thoughts
And I felt delight.

In the morning I went
As rosy as morn
To seek for new joy,
But I met with scorn."


Roger Quilter

Roger Cuthbert Quilter was an English composer, known particularly for his songs.


William Blake

William Blake (28 November 1757 – 12 August 1827) was an English poet, painter, and printmaker. Largely unrecognised during his lifetime, Blake is now considered a seminal figure in the history of the poetry and visual arts of the Romantic…


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