The unknown God

"The unknown God" is the second song from Gardner Read's Four Nocturnes, op. 23 and sets George W. Russell's poetry to music.

Composer: Gardner ReadSong Collection: Four Nocturnes, op. 23

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The unknown God

by George W. Russell


Far up the dim twilight     

Flutter’d moth wings of vapor and flame;     

The lights danced over the mountains,     

Star after star they came.     

The lights grew thicker unheeded,     

For silent and still were we;     

Our hearts were drunk with a beauty,     

Our eyes could never see.


Gardner Read: The Art of Song

(William Blake, Frances Frost, James Joyce, Gardner Read, Henry Russell, Rabindranath Tagore and Jean Starr Untermeyer)


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