Wild Swans

"Wild Swans" is a song by John Duke which sets a poem of Edna St. Vincent Millay.

Date: 1935Composer: John Woods DukeText: Edna St. Vincent Millay

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Wild Swans
by Edna St. Vincent Millay

I looked in my heart while the wild swans went over.
And what did I see I had not seen before?
Only a question less or a question more;
Nothing to match the flight of wild birds flying.
Tiresome heart, forever living and dying,
House without air, I leave you and lock your door.
Wild swans, come over the town, come over
The town again, trailing your legs and crying!

Books

The Collected Poems of Edna St. Vincent Millay

By Alice Meynell

Sheet Music

"Wild Swans"

Composer(s): John Duke

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