The Summer Wind (op. 14, no.1)(1891)
"The Summer Wind" is a delicate song dedicated to Beach's husband. It is the first song in Four Songs, Op. 14.
by Walter Learned
Softly the summer wind woos the rose;
Like a fickle lover
He kisses her petals, then off he goes
The fair fields over.
Yet since he has kissed her, forever the rose
Her heart, her heart uncloses;
And he breathes thereafter,
Wherever he goes,
The perfume, the perfume of roses.