Wild Swans

(1960)

"Wild Swans" is the first song of H. Leslie Adams' song cycle Five Millay Songs.

I looked in my heart while the wild...
by Edna St. Vincent Millay


I looked in my heart while the wild swans went over.
And what did I see I had not seen before?
Only a question less or a question more:
Nothing to match the flight of wild birds flying.


Tiresome heart, forever living and dying,
House without air, I leave you and lock your door.
Wild swans, come over the town, come over
The town again, trailing your legs and crying!


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