Love wakes and sleeps (George Alexander Macfarren)
- Editor: David Anderson (submitted 2023-11-13). Score information: Letter, 8 pages, 354 kB Copyright: Personal
- Edition notes:
First published: 1874 Lamborn Cock & Co.
Original text and translations
Love wakes and weeps
While Beauty sleeps!
O for Music’s softest numbers,
To prompt a theme
For Beauty’s dream,
Soft as the pillow of her slumbers!
Through groves of palm
Sigh gales of balm,
Fire-flies on the air are wheeling;
While through the gloom
Comes soft perfume,
The distant beds of flowers revealing.
O wake and live!
No dreams can give
A shadow’d bliss, the real excelling;
No longer sleep,
From lattice peep,
And list the tale that Love is telling.
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