Nocturne, Op. 13, no. 4
(1940)
Nocturne, Op. 13, no. 4
1940
English
Frederic Prokosch
Samuel Barber
TEXT
Close my darling both your eyes,
Let your arms lie still at last.
Calm the lake of falsehood lies
And the wind of lust has passed.
Waves across these hopeless sands
Fill my heart and end my day,
Underneath your moving hands
All my aching flows away.
Even the human pyramids
Blaze with such a longing now:
Close, my love, your trembling lids,
Let the midnight heal your brow.
Northward flames Orion's horn,
Westward th' Egyptian light.
None to watch us, none to warn
But the blind eternal night.
2017
Nov 9Shedd Classical 17-18Sure On This Shining NightJaqua
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