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
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!