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Brown eyes

Language: English

Oh, brown Eyes with long black lashes,
        Young brown Eyes,
Depths of night from which there flashes
    Lightning as of summer skies,
    Beautiful brown Eyes!

In your veiled mysterious splendour
        Passion lies
Sleeping, but with sudden tender
    Dreams that fill with vague surmise
    Beautiful brown Eyes.

All my soul, with yearning shaken,
        Asks in sighs--
Who will see your heart awaken,
    Love's divine sunrise
    In those young brown Eyes? 

Note: first published in The Ascent of Man (1889) as part of "Love in Exile".

Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator]


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: 2010-04-29 00:00:00.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:03:40
Line count: 15
Word count: 69

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