Title

Evening

Publication Information

published in The Complete Poems of Paul Laurence Dunbar (1913)

Musical Settings

Henry Cowell, Evening (TTBBB chorus, falsetto or boys' chorus ad libitum, a capella) (January 1950)

Text

The moon begins her stately ride
Across the summer sky;
The happy wavelets lash the shore, --
The tide is rising high.

Beneath some friendly blade of grass
The lazy beetle cowers;
The coffers of the air are filled
With offerings from the flowers.

And slowly buzzing o'er my head
A swallow wings her flight;
I hear the weary plowman sing
As falls the restful night.


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