Nocturnes (Scott Villard)
- (Posted 2016-07-19) CPDL #40450:
- Editor: Scott Villard (submitted 2016-07-20). Score information: Letter, 4 pages, 320 kB Copyright: CPDL
- Edition notes:
First published: 2009
Original text and translations
The soft voluptuous opiate shades,
The sun just gone, the eager light dispell'd—(I too will soon be
A haze—nirwana—rest and night—oblivion.
2. A Clear Midnight
This is thy hour O Soul, thy free flight into the wordless,
Away from books, away from art, the day erased, the lesson
Thee fully forth emerging, silent, gazing, pondering the
themes thou lovest best,
Night, sleep, death and the stars.