Thursday, August 27, 2009

Oh! quand je dors

[This is a different performance but equally beautiful.]

I am currently mad for this song by Franz Liszt. This is the best one I've found so far. I loved it without knowing what it meant. I hope it means this:

Oh, when I sleep, approach my bed,
as Laura appeared to Petrach;
and when in passing, your breath touches me...
suddenly my lips
will part!

On my glum face, where perhaps is ending
a dark dream which lasted too long,
as your glance like a star arises...
suddenly my dream
will become radiant!

Then on my lips, where a flame is fluttering,
a flash of love that God has kept pure,
place a kiss, and from an angel, become a woman...
suddenly my soul
will be awakened!

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