I saw his round mouth's crimson (James Crawford)
- Editor: James Crawford (submitted 2020-01-02). Score information: A4, 2 pages, 67 kB Copyright: CC BY NC ND
- Edition notes:
First published: 2020
Description: "I saw his round mouth's crimson" is the forth in a collection of seven songs based upon the poems of Wilfred Owen. It may serve as part of a Remembrance Day event, or a recital or competition. This song could be sung by a soprano or tenor voice.
Original text and translations
I saw his round mouth's crimson deepen as it fell,
Like a sun, in his last deep hour;
Watched the magnificent recession of farewell,
Clouding, half gleam, half glower,
And a last splendour burn the heavens of his cheek.
And in his eyes
The cold stars lighting, very old and bleak,
In different skies.