Golden eyes (Huub de Lange)
- Editor: Huub de Lange (submitted 2006-08-14). Score information: A4, 11 pages, 271 kB Copyright: Personal
Title: Golden eyes
Composer: Huub de Lange
First published: 2006
Description: #1 from Indian Love Songs, New compositions on traditional Indian poetry - translated into english by Laurence Hope (1865-1904)
Original text and translations
Oh amber eyes, oh golden eyes!
Oh eyes so softly gay!
Wherein swift fancies fall and rise,
grow dark and fade away.
Eyes like a little limpid pool
that holds a sunset sky,
While on its surface calm and cool,
blue water lilies lie.
Oh tender eyes, oh wistful eyes,
you smiled on me one day,
And all my life, in glad surprise,
leapt up and pleaded "Stay!"
Alas, oh cruel, starlike eyes,
so grave and yet so gay,
You went to lighten other skies,
smiled once and passed away.
(The first two strophes of "Golden Eyes")