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Ihre Augen (1928)

Part of a series or song cycle:

Gesänge des Orients (Op. 77)

Ihre Augen

Deine gewölbten Brauen, O Geliebte,
sind Paradieseslauben, darunter lächelnd
die holden Engel deiner Augen wohnen.
Der Glanz, der durch die Welt gebreitet ist,
geht aus von diesen Engeln, die den Schimmer
mitbrachten aus der Flur des Paradieses!

Her eyes

Your arched brows, O beloved,
Are bowers of paradise; smiling below
Them, those sweet angels, your eyes, abide.
A gleam, spread throughout the world,
Goes forth from these angels who brought with them
The lustre from the fields of Paradise!
Translation © Richard Stokes, author of The Book of Lieder (Faber, 2005)

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Richard Georg Strauss was a German composer of the late Romantic and early modern eras. He is particularly well-known for his operas, Lieder, and tone poems. 

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