Love Cannot Fill

"Love Cannot Fill" is the twelfth song in Rorem's massive song cycle Evidence of Things Not Seen, which sets 36 poems by a total of 24 authors.

The text of "Love Cannot Fill" is extracted from Sonnet XXX of Millay's 1931 volume Fatal Interview.

Date: 1997Composer: Ned RoremText: Edna St. Vincent MillaySong Collection: Evidence of Things Not Seen

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Love Cannot Fill…
by Edna St. Vincent Millay

Love cannot fill the thickened lung with breath,
Nor clean the blood, nor set the fractured bone;
Yet many a man is making friends with death
Even as I speak, for lack of love alone.

Sheet Music

Evidence of Things Not Seen

Composer(s): Ned Rorem

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