Delivery by Dec 24 has ended: Get 10% off instantly emailed gift certificates with code NOT2LATE

Speak low when you speak, love
Our summer day withers away too soon, too soon
Speak low when you speak, love
Our moment is swift, like ships adrift,
we’re swept apart, too soon

Speak low, darling, speak low
Love is a spark, lost in the dark too soon, too soon
I feel wherever I go
That tomorrow is near,
tomorrow is here and always too soon

Time is so old and love so brief
Love is pure gold and time a thief

We’re late, darling, we’re late
The curtain descends, everything ends too soon, too soon
I wait, darling, I wait
Will you speak low to me, speak love to me and soon

Time is so old and love so brief
Love is pure gold and time a thief

We’re late, darling, we’re late
The curtain descends, everything ends too soon, too soon
I wait, darling, I wait
Will you speak low to me, speak love to me and soon
Speak low
..Ogden Nash

A favourite poem by Nash put to music by Kurt Weill, speaks to summer’s end in our Northern regions, soon to be the whole country…too soon…
A lot of great singers have covered this lovely song, but my favourite is Diane Shuur
..

Listen to the Music
Featured in Friends of Redbubble 14/09/13..


Watercolour on Arches Not Paper

I paint in many different styles and feature a myriad of subject matter, which I show as individual collections….
I am inspired by the world interpreting it in brilliant colours, often influenced by the writings of famous authors and poets..
© All rights reserved. All images contained on these pages are © copyright protected by Janis Zroback and any use of these images in any form without her written permission will be considered an infringement of these copyrights.

View Full Profile

Comments

  • © Janis Zroback
    © Janis Zrobackover 1 year ago


    Speak low when you speak, love
    Our summer day withers away too soon, too soon
    …to learn more about this painting, click description above…

  • – © Janis Zroback

  • WhiteDove Studio kj gordon
    WhiteDove Stud...over 1 year ago

    Oh …….this is so pretty………..glad I logged on ……………..aloha.

  • Thank you so much. KJ…very nice of you…

    – © Janis Zroback

  • © Angela L Walker
    © Angela L Walkerover 1 year ago

    WOW! Gorgeous, Janis!

  • Thank you so much Angela…lovely of you to say so…

    – © Janis Zroback

  • RobynLee
    RobynLeeover 1 year ago

    Too Beautiful!(& I mean that in a positive way:-)

  • Thank you so much Robyn…very nice of you…

    – © Janis Zroback

  • artwhiz47
    artwhiz47over 1 year ago

    Love this painting, love this song. And as autumn is my favorite season, I can take it! I used to sing ‘Speak Low’… as you say, many fine versions. I also like Schuur’s, but I think my earliest memory of it was of the Four Freshmen.

  • Thank you so much…I am really happy you like the painting…I like Shuur because she sings it so simply, no riffs, no scat etc…

    – © Janis Zroback

  • Cindy Schnackel
    Cindy Schnackelover 1 year ago

    Beautiful color and contrast, love the specks of light peeking thru the trees. Funny that your summer is nearly over, it seems like only yesterday it was just spring. Here, we have another couple of months of extreme heat to get thru before the blessed cooler temps of fall.

  • Yes it’s almost over…cooler temps are here pretty well everyday and there are glimmers of autumn colours in the leaves..way up north the colours are bolder, but soon it will change here too…glad you like the painting..thanks so much Cindy..

    – © Janis Zroback

  • Heloisa Castro
    Heloisa Castroover 1 year ago

    A vibrant work and good to see.

  • Thank you so much Eloisa…nice to see you again…

    – © Janis Zroback

  • TomBaumker
    TomBaumkerover 1 year ago

    Nice work of art my friend ! Nice color ! Hugs

  • Thank you so much Tom…glad you like it…

    – © Janis Zroback

  • Keith Reesor
    Keith Reesorover 1 year ago

    Beautiful Janis!! :)

  • Thank you so much Keith…very nice of you..

    – © Janis Zroback

  • virginian
    virginianover 1 year ago

    Fantastic work and colors!

  • Thank you so much…very nice of you..

    – © Janis Zroback

desktop tablet-landscape content-width tablet-portrait workstream-4-across phone-landscape phone-portrait

10%off for joining

the Redbubble mailing list

Receive exclusive deals and awesome artist news and content right to your inbox. Free for your convenience.