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The night has a thousand eyes

Language: English

The night has a thousand eyes,
 And the day but one;
Yet the light of [the]1 bright world dies
 [With the dying sun]2.

The mind has a thousand eyes,
 And the heart but one;
Yet the light of a whole life dies
 When love is done.


Translation(s): GER RUS

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1 in another version: "a"
2 in another version: "When day is done"

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

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  • GER German (Deutsch) (Walter A. Aue) , "Viel tausend Augen hat die Nacht", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Text added to the website: 2008-08-09 00:00:00.

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:50

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Word count: 46

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Iz Burdil`yona

Language: Russian (Русский) after the English

Noch` smotrit ty'syachami glaz,
  A den` glyadit odnim;
No solncza net - i po zemle
  T`ma steletsya, kak dy'm. 

Um smotrit ty'syachami glaz,
  Lyubov` glyadit odnim;
No net lyubvi - i gasnet zhizn`,
  I dni ply'vut, kak dy'm.


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

  • by César Antonovich Cui (1835 - 1918), "Из Бурдильёна", op. 76 (Шесть стихотворении Я. П. Полонского = Shest' stikhotvorenii Ja. P. Polonskogo (Six poems by Polonsky)) no. 2. [
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    ]

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

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:45

Line count: 8
Word count: 38