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Lean your cheek, rest a moment on my drunken cheek So I may forget the war and cruelty inside me. You have opened the seven gates of heaven; Now lay Your hand on my tightened heart. All I have to offer is an illusion: my self. I’m not asking for some sweet pistachio candy; But your everlasting love. Fifty times I have said, “Heart, cease hunting. Step into this net.”
- by Bruce Adolphe (b. 1955), "Lean your cheek", copyright ©, (re)printed on this website with kind permission [author's text checked 1 time against a primary source]
- a text in Persian (Farsi) by Jalāl al-Dīn Rūmī (1207 - 1273) [text unavailable]
Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)
- by Bruce Adolphe (b. 1955), "Lean your cheek", first performed 2001 [soprano and piano], from A Thousand Years of Love, no. 5. [ sung text checked 1 time]
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This text was added to the website: 2018-10-09
Line count: 10
Word count: 70