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“The Daisy”, 1982-02-20

 File — Box: 0087, Folder: 06

Scope and Contents

music set to a poem by Clifford Howard written for The Evening Star, Washington, February 20, 1982. The poem is written in both English and German: “Alone by the meadow a little white flower awakes from its sleep to peep forth from its bower. Tis only a daisy which nature has told to harbor the secret its death will unfold to harbor the secret its death will unfold. Beside the bright meadow a sad little maiden – Sweet Gretchen – is passing, her heart heavy laden. She spies the lone daisy and Forward she springs and plucking its petals she eagerly sings, “Er liebt Ich, ganz innig, von Herzen, mit Schmerzen, Ein wenig,m und gar nicht; Er liebt mich, von Herzen!” Dear Gretchen rejoices; her sorrows depart, For the soul of the daisy now blooms in her heart.” The music score has four pages and the poem is a newspaper clipping. The name Gretchen in the poem is the same name of Mr. Wolle’s daughter and perhaps inspired Mr. Wolle to compose this score.


  • Creation: 1982-02-20



From the Collection: 1 Linear Feet : [1] box; 1 linear foot

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

Repository Details

Part of the Lehigh University Special Collections Repository

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