Text: Sara Teasdale
Music: Ēriks Ešenvalds
I LOVE this YouTube recording!
(The whole "Northern Lights" album here, downloadable from iTunes)
Only in sleep I see their faces,
Children I played with when I was a child,
Louise comes back with her brown hair braided,
Annie with ringlets warm and wild.
Only in sleep Time is forgotten –
What may have come to them, who can know?
Yet we played last night as long ago,
And the doll-house stood at the turn of the stair.
The years had not sharpened their smooth round faces,
I met their eyes and found them mild –
Do they, too, dream of me, I wonder,
And for them am I too a child?
This amazing piece of choral music and this outstanding performance by the Trinity College Choir, conducted by Steven Layton are such a GORGEOUS pairing!