Withered is the Green Palm (Death Song)

(1913)

"Withered is the Green Palm (Death Song)" is the fourth and final song of Cadman's Idyls of the South Sea, op. 55 song cycle, with text by Nelle Richmond Eberhart.

Withered is the Green Palm (Death Song)
by Nelle Richmond Eberhart


Withered is the green palm,
Broken is the bamboo,
Fallen is the strong one;
On the surf at sunset
His canoe rides empty,
His canoe rides empty!


On his grave I lay him
Tamarind and mango;
O'er his grave at midnight,
call I through the darkness.
He hears not my calling,


He hears not my call, my call!


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