Journey of Desire

Song Cycle by Valerie Saalbach (b. 1951)

Word count: 13
Based on poetry of Ancient India

1. Behold the archer's skill [sung text checked 1 time]

Behold the archer's skill
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2. In the morning [sung text not yet checked]

the young woman touches
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3. Since first I heard his name [sung text not yet checked]

it has overcome my heart
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4. When he pressed his lips [sung text not yet checked]

the knot fell open by itself
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5. In the madness [sung text not yet checked]

In the madness of the white light of the moon
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6. Sometimes [sung text not yet checked]

Sometimes even the heart of the man who seems perfectly happy is touched
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7. A terrible cry [sung text not yet checked]

A terrible cry he let out when he heard of her death
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8. Let the flame of my passion [sung text not yet checked]

Let the flame of my passion glow in the eyes of my beloved
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