STANCES DU REVENANT

Composition : 2012
Durée : 8′ – men’s choir – poem by Mary Shelley

Effectif : Choeur d’hommes
Création : – 08.10.2016 Chambery, Espace Malraux – Choeur Britten dir: Nicole Corti
Éditeur : Artchipel

Stanzas [“Oh, come to me in dreams, my love!”]

BY MARY WOLLSTONECRAFT SHELLEY

Oh, come to me in dreams, my love!
   I will not ask a dearer bliss;
Come with the starry beams, my love,
   And press mine eyelids with thy kiss.
’Twas thus, as ancient fables tell,
   Love visited a Grecian maid,
Till she disturbed the sacred spell,
   And woke to find her hopes betrayed.
But gentle sleep shall veil my sight,
   And Psyche’s lamp shall darkling be,
When, in the visions of the night,
   Thou dost renew thy vows to me.
Then come to me in dreams, my love,
   I will not ask a dearer bliss;
Come with the starry beams, my love,
   And press mine eyelids with thy kiss.