My Lizard (Wish For a Young Love) (op. 41, no. 2)

"My Lizard (Wish For a Young Love)" is the second song of Samuel Barber's song cycle Despite and Still, Op. 41.

Date: 1969Composer: Samuel BarberText: Theodore RoethkeSong Collection: Despite and Still, Op. 41

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Wish for a Young Wife
By Theodore Roethke

My lizard, my lively writher,
May your limbs never wither,
May the eyes in your face
Survive the green ice
Of envy’s mean gaze;
May you live out your life
Without hate, without grief,
And your hair ever blaze,
In the sun, in the sun,
When I am undone,
When I am no one.

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Samuel Barber: Collected Songs

Composer(s): Samuel Barber

Song(s): 1. A Last Song (op. 41, no. 1)
2. My Lizard (Wish For a Young Love) (op. 41, no. 2)
3. In The Wilderness (op. 41, no. 3)
4. Solitary Hotel (op. 41, no. 4)
5. Despite and Still (op. 41, no. 5)

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