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And is it night

Language: English

And is it night ? Are they thine eyes that shine ? 
Are we alone and here ? and here and here alone 
May I come near ? May I, may I but touch thy shrine ? 
Is jealousy asleep or is he gone ? 
O gods, no more silence my lips with thine, 
Lips, kisses, joys, hap, blessings most divine. 

Oh, come, my dear, our griefs are turned to night. 
And night to joys; Night blinds pale Envy's eyes; 
Silence and sleep prepare us our delight, 
Oh, cease we then our woes, our griefs, our cries. 
Oh, vanish words! words do but passions move. 
O dearest life, joys sweet, O sweetest love !

Submitted by Ross Klatte


Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)

Text added to the website: 2014-07-10.
Last modified: 2014-07-10 16:20:00
Line count: 12
Word count: 114

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