Wind Elegy

by George Crumb From Three Early Songs (1947)

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Wind Elegy
English source: Sara Teasdale

Only the wind knows he is gone,
Only the wind grieves,
The sun shines, the fields are sown,
Sparrows mate in the eaves;

But I heard the wind in the pines he planted
And the hemlocks overhead,
“His acres wake, for the year turns,
But he is asleep,” it said.

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