Love Let the Wind Cry...How I Adore Thee

"Love Let the Wind Cry...How I Adore Thee" is a song by Undine Smith Moore setting a translation of the ancient Greek poet Sappho, "Rendered by Bliss Carmen / Based on the prose translation of H. T. Wharton." The dedication of the song says: "for Jewel and Leon Thompson." This song was first performed at the wedding of Jewell and Leon Taylor Thompson on June 10, 1961.

Date: 1961Composer: Undine Smith MooreText: Sappho

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    Love let the wind cry
    On the dark mountain,
    Bending the ash trees
    And the tall hemlocks
    With the great voice of
    Thunderous legions,
    How I adore thee.

    Let the hoarse torrent
    In the blue canyon,
    Murmuring mightily
    Out of the gray mist
    Of primal chaos
    Cease not proclaiming
    How I adore thee.

    Let the long rhythm
    Of crunching rollers,
    Breaking and bursting
    On the white seaboard
    Titan and tireless,
    Tell, while the world stands,
    How I adore thee.

    Love, let the clear call
    Of the tree cricket,
    Frailest of creatures,
    Green as the young grass,
    Mark with his trilling
    Resonant bell-note,
    How I adore thee.

    Let the glad lark-song
    Over the meadow,
    That melting lyric
    Of molten silver,
    Be for a signal
    To listening mortals,
    How I adore thee.

    But, more than all sounds,
    Surer, serener,
    Fuller of passion
    And exultation,
    Let the hushed whisper
    In thine own heart say,
    How I adore thee.

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    Love Let the Wind Cry...How I Adore Thee

    Composer(s): Undine Smith Moore

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