Echo's Song

(1983)

"Echo's Song" is the fourth song of Daron Aric Hagen's song cycle Echo's Songs.

The text is by British Renaissance poet Benjamin Jonson.

Slow, Slow, Fresh Font, Keep Time...
by Ben Johnson


Slow, slow, fresh fount, keep time with my salt tears:
Yet slower, yet; O faintly, gentle springs:
List to the heavy part the music bears,
Woe weeps out her division when she sings.
Droop herbs and flowers,
Fall grief in showers,
Our beauties are not ours;
O, I could still,
Like melting snow upon some craggy hill,
Drop, drop, drop, drop,
Since nature's pride is, now, a withered daffodil.


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