Bitter For Sweet

(1982)

"Bitter For Sweet" is the third song of Simon Sargon's song cycle Bitter For Sweet, which sets six poems of Christina Rossetti.

Sheet music for Mr. Sargon's songs is available directly through the composer by contacting the following address: [email protected].

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Bitter For Sweet
by Christina Rossetti


Summer is gone with all its roses,
Its sun and perfumes and sweet flowers,
Its warm air and refreshing showers:
And even Autumn closes.


Yea, Autumn's chilly self is going,
And winter comes which is yet colder;
Each day the hoar-frost waxes bolder
And the last buds cease blowing.


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