Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Strauss's Spring


In dusky vaults
I have long dreamt
of your trees and blue skies,
of your scents and the songs of birds.

Now you lie revealed
in glistening splendour,
flushed with light,
like a wonder before me.

You know me again,
you beckon tenderly to me;
all of my limbs quiver
from your blissful presence!

--Hermann Hesse


Gary Freedman said...


Gary Freedman said...

The soprano in the YouTube video is Howard University graduate, Jessye Norman.