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My heart, the bird of the wilderness

Language: English after the Bangla (Bengali)

My heart, the bird of the wilderness,
has found its sky in your eyes:
They are the cradle of the morning,
they are the kingdom of the stars;
My songs are lost in their depths.
Let me but soar in that sky,
in its lonely immensity!
Let me but cleave its clouds
and spread wings in its sunshine.


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Based on

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

Settings in other languages, adaptations, or excerpts:

Other available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • GER German (Deutsch) (Bertram Kottmann) , copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:51

Line count: 9
Word count: 58

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Mé srdce pták houštin

Language: Czech (Čeština) after the English

Mé srdce pták houštin
našlo si své nebe v tvých očích. 
Jsou kolébkou jitra, 
jsou královstvím hvězd.
Mé písně jsou ztraceny v jejich hlubinách. 
Nech ať vzlétnu do toho nebe,
v jeho osamělou nezměrnost.
Nechť proniknu jeho oblaky,
ať rozepnu křídla v jeho záři sluneční.

Submitted by Malcolm Wren [Guest Editor]


Based on
  • a text in English by Rabindranath Tagore (1861 - 1941), no title, appears in The Gardener, no. 31, first published 1913 ENG FRE GER GER ITA POL
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Karim Adam Al-Zand, Edgar Leslie Bainton, Florence King Berresford, Ann Marie Callaway, Paul Creston, born Giuseppe Guttoveggio, Gerard Franck, Alistair Hinton, Wendy Hiscocks, Edward Horsman. Go to the text.

Based on

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: 2017-07-31 00:00:00.

Last modified: 2017-08-01 19:41:48

Line count: 9
Word count: 45