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Asleep! O sleep a little while, white...

Language: English

Asleep! O sleep a little while, white pearl!
And let me kneel, and let me pray to thee,
And let me call Heaven's blessing on thine eyes,
And let me breathe into the happy air
That doth enfold and touch thee all about,
Vows of my slavery, my giving up,
My sudden adoration, my great love!


Translation(s): GER

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Confirmed with Keats, John. Poetical Works. London: Macmillan, 1884; Bartleby.com, 1999. http://www.bartleby.com/126/54.html


Submitted by Ted Perry

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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)

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

  • GER German (Deutsch) (Sharon Krebs) , copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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

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