Saturday, May 5, 2012

Beauty No. 1


 And tomorrow the sun will shine again,
 and on the path I will take,
 it will unite us again, we happy ones,
 upon this sun-breathing earth...
 And to the shore, the wide shore with blue waves,
 we will descend quietly and slowly;
 we will look mutely into each other's eyes
 and the silence of happiness will settle upon us.

- John Henry Mackay 1864-1933

Originally in German, here is the English translation. Click on the word tomorrow to hear a setting of this poem by Strauss. This is breath takingly beautiful. 

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