Pleasing pain (Leonhard von Call)
- Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2022-05-04). Score information: A4, 6 pages, 141 kB Copyright: CPDL
- Edition notes:
First published: 1879 The Orpheus (New series) no.93
Original text and translations
Far from this throbbing bosom haste,
Ye doubts and fears that lay it waste,
Dear anxious days of pleasing pain,
Fly, never to return again.
But ah! return, ye smiling hours,
By careless fancy crowned with flow'rs,
Come fairy joys, and wishes gay,
In sportive rounds to dance away.
So shall the moments gaily slide
On life's impassioned, chequered course,
Nor e'er by grief be turned aside,
To seek oblivion's peaceful source.