What Global Village Bard is about

Today I am going to try to address the main problem with this website, which is that, although my lovely webmistress Olga and I have been beavering away to try to obtain a harmonious marriage of form and content, the Читать дальше …

Icy Teardrops

Icy Teardrops (translation of «Gefrorne Tränen» by Wilhelm Müller from Schubert’s «Winterreise» song cycle) These icy tears are rolling Down my frostbitten cheeks: And no sweet voice consoling To what my ache bespeaks. To what my ache bespeaks. Oh teardrops, Читать дальше …

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 Читать дальше …

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 Читать дальше …