May the Maiden

"May the Maiden" sets the 1868 text "Song for 'The Jacquerie'" by Sidney Lanier.

Date: 1908Composer: John Alden CarpenterText: Sidney Lanier

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Song for “The Jacquerie”
by Sidney Lanier

May the maiden,
Violet-laden,
Out of the violet sea,
Comes and hovers,
Over lovers,
Over thee, Marie, and me,
Over me and thee.

Day the stately,
Sunken lately,
Into the violet sea,
Backward hovers,
Over lovers,
Over thee, Marie, and me,
Over me and thee.

Night the holy,
Sailing slowly,
Over the violet sea,
Stars uncovers,
Over lovers,
Stars for thee, Marie, and me,
Stars for me and thee.

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Poems of Sidney Lanier

By Sidney Lanier

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"May the Maiden"

Composer(s): John Alden Carpenter

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