Night

(1996)

"Night" is the first song of Lee Hoiby's song cycle Night Songs: Four Poems of Adelaide Crapsey.

The song cycle is published by Classical Vocal Reprints.

Night
by Adelaide Crapsey


I have minded me
Of the noon-day brightness,
And the cricket's drowsy
Singing in the sunshine...


I have minded me
Of the slim marsh-grasses
That the winds at twilight,
Dying, scarcely ripple...


And I cannot sleep.


I have minded me
Of a lily-pond,
Where the waters sway
All the moonlit leaves
And the curled long stems...


And I cannot sleep.


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