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Sleep Now (1926) Op. 54


Part of a series or song cycle:

Seven Songs after Poems of James Joyce (Op. 54)


Sleep Now

Sleep now, O sleep now,
O you unquiet heart!
A voice crying "Sleep now"
Is heard in my heart.
The voice of the winter
Is heard at the door.
O sleep, for the winter
Is crying "Sleep no more."
My kiss will give peace now
And quiet to your heart -
Sleep on in peace now,
O you unquiet heart!

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Composer

Karol Maciej Szymanowski was a Polish composer and pianist, the most celebrated Polish composer of the early 20th century.


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Poet

James Augustine Aloysius Joyce (2 February 1882 – 13 January 1941) was an Irish novelist, short story writer, poet, teacher, and literary critic. He contributed to the modernist avant-garde and is regarded as one of the most influential and important authors of the 20th century. 

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