Sweet Dreams

Sweet Dreams! (translation of “Gute Nacht” by Wilhelm Müller from Schubert’s “Winterreise” song cycle) We came here all as strangers— Thus runs that old cliché. In summer sun, hydrangeas— A gladsome, bright bouquet! The girl showed admiration; Her mother thought Read More …

On the Water

On the Water (translation of “Auf dem Fluße” by Wilhelm Müller from Schubert’s “Winterreise” song cycle) You who once blithely tumbled, Your once pellucid gleam Has now become glazed over, And sunk in icy dream. Beneath your encrustation, Your brittle, cold Read More …

Frozen Inside

Frozen Inside (translation of “Erstarrung” by Wilhelm Müller from Schubert’s “Winterreise” song cycle) I’m making futile searches In snow for track or trace, Amongst the pines and birches Where she and I’d embrace. I’m making futile searches In snow for Read More …