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The night is dark and your slumber is...

Language: English after the Bangla (Bengali)

The night is dark and your slumber is deep 
in the hush of my being.

Wake, O Pain of Love, for I know not how 
to open the door, and I stand outside.

The hours wait, the stars watch, the wind is still, 
the silence is heavy in my heart.

Wake, Love, wake! brim my empty cup, 
and with a breath of song ruffle the night.

Translation(s): GER SPA

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Settings in other languages:

  • Also set in German (Deutsch), a translation by Anonymous/Unidentified Artist , title unknown ENG SPA by Willy Burkhard.
  • Also set in Spanish (EspaƱol), adapted by by Anonymous/Unidentified Artist , title unknown ENG GER by Juan Bautista Plaza.

Text added to the website: 2008-07-15.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:48
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Word count: 66

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