Go Not Too Far (op. 56, no. 2)


"Go Not Too Far" is the second song of Beach's Four Songs, op. 56, a cycle which sets the poetry of her husband, as well as American poet Florence Earle Coates and Scottish poet William Black.

Go not too far
by Florence Earle Coates

Go not too far, too far beyond my gaze,
Thou who canst never pass beyond the yearning
Which, even as the dark for dawning stays,
Awaits thy loved returning!

Go not too far! Howe'er thy fancies roam,
Let them come back, wide-circling like the swallow,
Lest I, for very need, should try to come
And find I could not follow!

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