The sleep that flits on baby's eyes (John Alden Carpenter)
- Editor: David Newman (submitted 2008-07-12). Score information: Letter, 2 pages, 125 kB Copyright: Public Domain
- Edition notes: Cross posting by Art Song Central.
First published: 1914 No title, from Gitanjali (Song Offerings), No. 3. - Lyrics from Gitanjali, published 1913
- Entry at "The Lied and Art Song Text" site
- Entry at the "Art Song Central" site for "The Sleep that flits on Baby's Eyes"
- Art Song Central's page on "Gitanjali"
- Details of Rabindranath Tagore's Song Cycle: 'Gitanjali' or `song offerings'
- Wikipedia entry for 'Gitanjali'
Original text and translations
The sleep that flits on baby's eyes,
does anybody know from where it comes?
Yes, there is a rumour that it has its dwelling
where, in the fairy village
among the shadows of the forest
dimly lit with glow-worms,
there hang two timid buds of enchantment.
From there it comes to kiss baby's eyes.