A Night Thought

(1895)

"A Night Thought" is the 107th song in Ives's song collection 114 Songs. The text comes from Thomas Moore.

Please see entry Artists, Movements, and Ideas entry for Thomas Moore.

A Night Thought
by Thomas Moore


How oft a cloud, with envious veil,
Obscures yon bashful light
Which seems so modestly to steal
Along the waste of night!
... thus the world's obtrusive wrongs
Obscure, with malice keen,
Some timid heart which only longs
To live and die unseen.


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