1995 Revised 2015 | soprano, mezzo-soprano, tenor, baritone or bass with piano.

1995 | baritone/piano

2024 | baritone or mezzo-soprano with chamber orchestra, orchestrated by Diana Rosenblum. Please contact me directly for more information.

Links to the updated solo version PDFs are below. Hard copies are sold by

Poem by Christina Rossetti (1830-1894). 

If you have an older edition, please contact me for a complimentary updated copy.

To purchase the mp3 of William Sharp and Lori Laitman performing this song, please click here.


41: the word “Paradise” was missing the middle syllable in some editions. 

55: rubato has been replaced by a tempo and in 57 I have added a poco rit.