Wind Elegy

(1947)

"Wind Elegy" is the third song of George Crumb's song grouping Three Early Songs for mezzo soprano and piano.

Wind Elegy
by Sara Teasdale


Only the wind knows he is gone,
Only the wind grieves,
The sun shines, the fields are sown,
Sparrows mate in the eaves;


But I heard the wind in the pines he planted
And the hemlocks overhead,
"His acres wake, for the year turns,
But he is asleep," it said.


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