I Know Not How to Find the Spring (op. 56, no. 3)

(1904)

"I Know Not How to Find the Spring" is the third song of Beach's Four Songs, op. 56, a cycle which sets the poetry of Beach's husband, as well as American poet Florence Earle Coates and Scottish poet William Black.

I know not how to find the Spring
by Florence Earle Coates


I know not how to find the Spring
Though violets are here,
And in the boughs high over me
The birds are fluting clear.


The magic and the melody,
The rapture all are fled
And could they wake, they would but break
My heart, now you are dead.


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