New Tributes (op. 135, no. 3)

"New Tributes" is the third song of Lowell Liebermann's song cycle Five Songs on Poems of Jean Starr Untermeyer,, op. 135.

Date: 2019Composer: Lowell LiebermannText: Jean Starr UntermeyerSong Collection: Five Songs on Poems of Jean Starr Untermeyer, op. 135

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New Tributes

By Jean Starr Untermeyer


FAREWELL, you country beauties,

For the first time I have been your lover;

At last I know your perfections

And my heart leans back and lingers after me.

I’ll give you tributes every one.

Not only to you, staunch hills ruffled in green,

Nor just to you, sly lake that quivers with hidden laughter,


But to the powdered blueberry as well

That flirts so primly with the passer-by.


Golden-glow, I salute your aggressive yellow;

I like the natural way you flaunt yourselves.

Scythe-swing of the golden Sun

That swathes the whole world into a glittering bundle;

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