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Beauty be not caused, ‑ it is

Language: English

Beauty [be]1 not caused, - it is;
Chase it and it ceases,
Chase it not and it abides,
Overtake the creases
in the meadow
when the wind
runs its long fingers through it?
Deity will see to it
that you never do it.



Translation(s): ITA GER

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1 Dougherty: "is"

Submitted by Barbara Miller

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Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)

Available translations, adaptations, and transliterations (if applicable):
    * ITA Italian (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , title unknown, copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
    * GER German (Bertram Kottmann) , title unknown, copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2004-05-27.

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