Lullaby

(1990)

"Lullaby" is the sixth and final song of John Musto's song cycle, Quiet Songs. The song cycle is published by Peermusic as part of Musto's Collected Songs.

Lullaby
by Léonie Adams


Hush, lullay.
Your treasures all
Encrust with rust,
Your trinket pleasures fall
To dust.
Beneath the sapphire arch,
Upon the grassy floor,
Is nothing more
To hold,
And play is over-old.
Your eyes
In sleepy fever gleam,
Their lids droop
To their dream.
You wander late alone,
The flesh frets on the bone,
Your love fails in your breast,
Here is the pillow.
Rest.


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