These, My Ophelia


"These, My Ophelia" is a song by Theodore Chandler setting a poem by Archibald MacLeish. The song is included in the collection 15 Art Songs by American Composers, published by Boosey & Hawkes.

These, My Ophelia
by Archibald MacLeish

These, my Ophelia stars are not now
Are not always are long long ago
Are days that no world remembers
And our yesterday O my Ophelia
Shall be the evening star
For some earth that turns from Arcturus
When we no longer my Ophelia
Come here to the oak above the sea
To watch at this forgotten hour the going down
of that
O then so far off star

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