Daily Archives: July 9, 2013

Most Likes in One Day: Thank You Friends!


Most Likes in One Day: Thank you friends!

Most Likes in One Day: Thank you friends!

Advertisements

Busted ~ Syrian Gov’t Seizes Large Amounts of Toxic Chemicals


So ….there goes the righteousness of these democracy fighters! As always, the cream of the sewers!

Piazza della Carina

Ambassador Bashar Ja’afari said the cache included about 280 containers filled with various toxic substances, such as ethylene glycol, ethanolamine, diethanolamine and triethanolamine.

“This is enough to destroy a whole city, if not the whole country,” Ja’afari said, without mentioning the date when the discovery was made. “At the moment, an investigation is underway with regard to this batch of chemical weapons,” RIA Novosti reported.

The Syrian ambassador said the cache was “controlled and supervised by armed antigovernment groups”.

The Syrian diplomat invited a UN commission investigating the use of chemical weapons in Syria and the organization’s high representative for disarmament affairs, Angela Kane, to visit his country with another inspection.

However, he said, inspections would only be possible in Aleppo, but not in other Syrian regions as previously proposed by UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon.

Late in June, the UN experts said that they do not confirm the claims…

View original post 897 more words

Japan officials mistakenly reveal internal memos – FRANCE 24


 

And you thought they are protecting your privacy:

Japan officials mistakenly reveal internal memos – FRANCE 24.

Fukushima plant boss hailed as hero dies | World news | guardian.co.uk


 

Guilty: As not charged!

Fukushima plant boss hailed as hero dies | World news | guardian.co.uk.

Little Blue Star


Some Interesting Countries That Have Visited My Blog The Recent Days: Attached Hidcote Flower From South Eastern Europe


Lovely flower Ann!

Ann Novek( Luure)--With the Sky as the Ceiling and the Heart Outdoors

IMG_1446IMG_1447I have had some very exotic nations that have visited my blog the previous days.

For example : the Faroe Islands, Aruba, Myanmar, Cote d’Ivoire and Palau. Actually almost all countries in the World have visited my blog , except about 10 sub Saharian countries!:)

View original post

Damien Rice – The Blower’s Daughter – Official Video



Official video for Damien Rice’s song “The Blower’s Daughter,” from his album O. The song was featured in the film “Closer.” The video features scenes from the film.

DAMIEN RICE LYRICS

“The Blower’s Daughter”

And so it is
Just like you said it would be
Life goes easy on me
Most of the time
And so it is
The shorter story
No love, no glory
No hero in her sky

I can’t take my eyes off of you
I can’t take my eyes off you
I can’t take my eyes off of you
I can’t take my eyes off you
I can’t take my eyes off you
I can’t take my eyes…

And so it is
Just like you said it should be
We’ll both forget the breeze
Most of the time
And so it is
The colder water
The blower’s daughter
The pupil in denial

I can’t take my eyes off of you
I can’t take my eyes off you
I can’t take my eyes off of you
I can’t take my eyes off you
I can’t take my eyes off you
I can’t take my eyes…

Did I say that I loathe you?
Did I say that I want to
Leave it all behind?

I can’t take my mind off of you
I can’t take my mind off you
I can’t take my mind off of you
I can’t take my mind off you
I can’t take my mind off you
I can’t take my mind…
My mind…my mind…
‘Til I find somebody new

Today’s Birthday: MARCEL PROUST (1871) (and with him: “À la recherche du temps perdu”)


Marcel Proust (1871)

One of the great literary figures of the modern age, Proust was a French author who is best known for À la recherche du temps perdu, his 3,200-page masterpiece. After the death of his mother, the asthmatic Proust increasingly withdrew to eccentric seclusion, where he wrote his multivolume, semi-auto biographical work. The discursive novel explores issues of human psychology, time, memory, and desire, but Proust died before completing it. What is the English translation of his novel’s title? More… Discuss

This Day in the Yesteryear: THE SEVESO DISASTER (1976)


The Seveso Disaster (1976)

Around noon on July 10, 1976, an explosion occurred in the ICMESA manufacturing plant north of Milan, Italy, releasing a poisonous cloud of dioxin gas. Although dioxin is toxic—it was an ingredient in the herbicide Agent Orange used during the Vietnam War—evacuation efforts began slowly. Named for the small Italian town most affected, the Seveso disaster led to legislation aimed at preventing chemical accidents. How many animals were slaughtered to prevent toxins from entering the food chainMore… Discuss

 

RARE “CORPSE FLOWER” BLOOMS IN BELGIUM


Rare “Corpse Flower” Blooms in Belgium

The Titan arum is a sight to behold—and a novelty to sniff. It is one of the world’s largest flowers, as well as one of its worst-smelling. Popularly known as the “corpse flower” for its stench, which is akin to that of rotting meat, it flowers infrequently and only for three days before waning. Thus, for the past few days, people have been flocking to the National Botanic Garden of Belgium to catch a glimpse, and a whiff, of its rare, 8-foot (2.44 meter) bloom. This is the third time since 2008 that the garden’s specimen has flowered. More… Discuss
+++++++++++============+++++++++++++===========

604_5pm_full Such a flower “resides” (so to speak) at the Huntington, Library, in Pasadena, California. It is called “Amorphophallus titanum” , name that doesn’t impart any stench 🙂 >>>>>Check them HERE<<<<<

 

Camille Saint-Saens ~ Carnival of the Animals



Performed by: Pianos: Neil and Nancy O’Doan Orchestra: Seattle Youth Symphony, conducted by Vilem Sokol.

Beethoven-Turkish March, Op. 113



Turkish March
Opus 113
from the Ruins of Athens
Orchestral version
Ludwig van Beethoven

Performed by the Philadelphia Orchestra

Buy “Turkish March from Ruins of Athens, Op. 113” on

Google PlayAmazonMP3iTunes

 

Beethoven – Turkish March (arr. for 8 pianos; Larrocha, Bolet, etc.)



2 successive performances of Ludwig van Beethoven‘s Turkish March from “Die Ruinen von Athen“, arranged by Richard Blackford for 8 pianos. Played by Gina Bachauer, Jorge Bolet, Jeanne-Marie Darré, Alicia De Larrocha, John Lill, Radu Lupu, Garrick Ohlsson and Bálint Vázsonyi at a Gargantuan Pianistic Extravaganza in London, 1974.

Please note that the 2nd performance is NOT a shredding video – these great pianists were actually playing what you hear!

 

Ambrose Bierce (“Devil’s Dictionary”) on faults (no…not in football!)


Acknowledgement of one another’s faults is the highest duty imposed by our love of truth.

Ambrose Bierce (1842-1914) Discuss

 

Yeah Ambrose…What about merits?  😦
Really Ambrose, if you were not departed, I would ask you to “change your ways” man, really! 

Oh, I see, you were just truing to be funny? Okay then!

One word: “Recidivate” (Rom. A recidiva, Fr. Recidiver)


recidivate 

Definition: (verb) To return to a previous pattern of behavior, especially to return to criminal habits.
Synonyms: relapseretrogresslapseregressfall back
Usage: I did not mean to recidivate, but burgling homes is second nature to me. Discuss.

Use: “Recidivistul si-a schimbat haina: dar naravul…ba!”

Beethoven / Gilels / Szell, 1968: Piano Concerto No. 4 in G major, Op. 58 ( Best musical shivers ever?)



Emil Gilels (1916-1985) is soloist in this 1968 recording of the Rondo from Beethoven’s piano concerto No. 4 in G major, Op. 58. George Szell (1897-1970) conducts the Cleveland Orchestra. I created this video with the LP shown above (LP label, 6:02, box cover, 18:33), one of five discs issued by Angel in 1968, serial number SE-3731. 

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:

Ludwig van Beethoven‘s Piano Concerto No. 4 in G major, Op. 58, was composed in 1805–1806, although no autograph copy survives

The work is scored for solo piano and an orchestra consisting of a flute, two oboes, two clarinets, two bassoons, two horns, two trumpets, timpani, and strings. As is standard for classical concertos, it is in three movements:

  1. Allegro moderato
  2. Andante con moto in E minor
  3. Rondo (Vivace)

It was premiered in March 1807 at a private concert of the home of Prince Franz Joseph von Lobkowitz. The Coriolan Overture and the Fourth Symphony were premiered in that same concert.[1] However, the public premiere was not until 22 December 1808 in Vienna at the Theater an der Wien. Beethoven again took the stage as soloist. This was part of a marathon concert which saw Beethoven’s last appearance as a soloist with orchestra, as well as the premieres of the Choral Fantasy and the Fifth and Sixth symphonies. Beethoven dedicated the concerto to his friend, student, and patron, the Archduke Rudolph.
A review in the May 1809 edition of the Allgemeine musikalische Zeitung 

Continue reading

Beethoven: Symphony No 4 in B flat major, Op.60: BBC Proms 2012 (Daniel Barenboim)



Daniel Barenboim conducts the West-Eastern Divan OrchestraBeethoven’s Symphony No.4 in B flat, Op.60 – BBC PROMS 2012From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (of course): 
The work is in four movements:

  1. Adagio – Allegro vivace, 2/2
  2. Adagio, 3/4 in E-flat major
  3. Allegro vivace, 3/4
  4. Allegro ma non troppo, 2/4

Symphony No. 4 in B-flat majorOp. 60, is a symphony in four movements composed by Ludwig van Beethoven in the summer of 1806.[1] It premièred in March 1807 at a private concert of the home of Prince Franz Joseph von Lobkowitz. The Coriolan Overture and the Piano Concerto No. 4 were premiered in that same concert.[2] Continue reading

Boulder Chamber orchestra, conducted by Bahman Saless, performing An English Suite by Huber Parry.


Peace and the heart of blogging


Oh, I love Persimmons…too bad they are so…sweet.
I have to persimmon responsibly! Yes, that’s what I’m going to do!

valeriedavies

100_0395Part of this has been re-blogged.  Life’s rich pageant, as a comedian used to say, has run me over this week, so I’ve returned to the thoughts in this blog.

I had read a novel by a distinguished prizewinning writer, polished it off in a few hours, turned over and went to sleep. And in the morning I awoke thinking how depressing it was… not one man or woman who was inspirational, kind, or good – everyone ambivalent and self-absorbed. Then I remembered one peripheral historical character, whose real life contribution to the care of the wounded in World War One is one of the more fascinating true stories of that time. He was a man of integrity, compassion and genuine goodness. And as I thought about him, I felt my whole body relaxing, and a smile on my face. I thought to myself how much I love reading about…

View original post 1,151 more words

All That Jazz ” You Better Change Your Ways ” Time for change…for a change



All That Jazz 
Ann Reinking 
” You Better Change Your Ways “

Glenn Greenwald: Snowden Encouraged by Global Outrage over NSA Spying, Support for His Plight | Democracy Now!


Glenn Greenwald: Snowden Encouraged by Global Outrage over NSA Spying, Support for His Plight | Democracy Now!.

Democracy Now!


Democracy Now!.

Pirate Bay founder creating surveillance-free messaging app | Mobile – CNET News


 

mobile application - Check it out....Do you trust them?

Pirate Bay founder creating surveillance-free messaging app | Mobile – CNET News.

I’d say: Trust half way….Then doubt and verify! 

LEONARD COHEN : Story of Isaac Listen to the Jaw harp- we call that “drmba” in Romanian!)



 Send “Story Of Isaac” to your Cell 
Story Of Isaac, by Leonard Cohen

The door it opened slowly, 
My father he came in, 
I was nine years old. 
And he stood so tall above me, 
His blue eyes they were shining 
And his voice was very cold. 
He said, “i’ve had a vision 
And you know I’m strong and holy, 
I must do what i’ve been told.” 
So he started up the mountain, 
I was running, he was walking, 
And his axe was made of gold. 
Well, the trees they got much smaller, 
The lake a lady’s mirror, 
We stopped to drink some wine. 
Then he threw the bottle over. 
Broke a minute later 
And he put his hand on mine. 
Thought I saw an eagle 
But it might have been a vulture, 
I never could decide. 
Then my father built an altar, 
He looked once behind his shoulder, 
He knew I would not hide. 

You who build these altars now 
To sacrifice these children, 
You must not do it anymore. 
A scheme is not a vision 
And you never have been tempted 
By a demon or a god. 
You who stand above them now, 
Your hatchets blunt and bloody, 
You were not there before, 
When I lay upon a mountain 
And my father’s hand was trembling 
With the beauty of the word. 

And if you call me brother now, 
Forgive me if I inquire, 
“Just according to whose plan?” 
When it all comes down to dust 
I will kill you if I must, 
I will help you if I can. 
When it all comes down to dust 
I will help you if I must, 
I will kill you if I can. 
And mercy on our uniform, 
Man of peace or man of war, 
The peacock spreads his fan…

 Send “Story Of Isaac” to your Cell 

 

Order of The Unified Hearts”


The Order of Broken Hearts

The Order of the Unified Hearts (clicking here will get you accross)

Album Introduction
As with most every Leonard Cohen album, a new record means a new means of musical exploration. With The Future, Cohen adds chiming synthesizers and eerie orchestrations to his brooding anthems about life’s darker half. One of the last of Cohen’s full-length albums, The Future is definitely one of the most direct. More notable tracks include “The Future” and “Waiting for the Miracle,” both of which were featured on the Natural Born Killers soundtrack. Closer to spoken word poetry set to music than simply songs, the entire album is one long manifesto calling all to challenge the concepts of righteousness and despair in our modern world. Regardless of the music behind the man, Cohen still manages to bring to The Future what he brought to his earlier recordings: one man against the world with nothing but a gruff voice and a cause.
Christopher Fielder, Rovi (CLick to get ACROSS!)

Leonard Cohen – Paris again (Warning: some pictures may portray things the way they are: Discretion is advisable!


Leonard Cohen - Paris again (Warning: some pictures may portray things the way they are: Discretion is advisable!

Leonard Cohen – Paris again (Warning: some pictures may portray things the way they are: Discretion is advisable! (Click if you dare…Or….

Click here   (for a more…. general view picture (not necessarily more acceptable though…but you can FRame THYISONEFORpost-ERITY)

 

A Leonard Cohen Minute


A Leonard Cohen Minute.

Vatican City in Rome online – Vatican.com


 

Piazza San Pietro  - Via  della conciliazione

Vatican City in Rome online – Vatican.com.

07/09/2013 THE DEBATE part 1


LEONARD COHEN THE FUTURE ALBUM


1) 00:01 – The Future

2) 06:44 – Waiting for the Miracle

3) 14:26 – Be for Real

4) 18:58 – Closing Time

5) 25:00 – Anthem

6) 31:08 – Democracy

7) 38:24 – Light as the Breeze

8) 45:40 – Always

9) 53:45 – Tacoma Trailer

Nature of Change, poetic thought by George-B (“I’ve learned to look at the horizons…:)


 Nature of Change, poetic thought by George-B

I’ve learned to look at the horizons ahead
and clearly see the past
reenacted almost identically
like long time ago,

As if
nothing changes,
as the more things change….well,

the more they seem to stay the same:

A new generation desires change,
An old generation know that change to have been around

Once.

Already,
Then change occurs,

and change of change occurs….
And yet we’re always staying still,

Essentially,

with all that change!

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights


Welcome to the United Nations. It’s your world.

via The Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

Just a thought: I revisited the UN Declaration of Human Rights: “…BLASPHEMY…”, was not there, Thanks God!


Just a thought: I revisited the UN Declaration of Human Rights: “…BLASPHEMY…”, was not there, Thanks God!

But don’t take mu word for it: Click on the message above, and read for yourself, and learn and share…. No human being, anywhere should be punished (especially a child) for “BLASPHEMY”: It is illegal and inhuman to do so!

If you want progress…Move forward, not backwards! If you don’t want progress….Then get out of the way! 

Oh and by the way…”HATE” is in the text above, and that is illegal!
It is illegal to persecute people because they are worshiping a GOD, and burn their churches and kill them! 

Learn to hate less and love more!  (or you know…get out of the way!

Twitter / ellenhuet: Asiana CEO steps out at #SFO, …


Twitter / ellenhuet: Asiana CEO steps out at #SFO, ….

From Danielle Nierenberg: Nutrition standards won’t fix Big Food’s worst child marketing tactics | Corporate Accountability International ( in other words: it fails to protect the inocent and helpless! Way to go Corporate Greed!)


Nutrition standards won’t fix Big Food’s worst child marketing tactics | Corporate Accountability International.

Tchaikovsky – Francesca da Rimini – Op. 32



Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky‘s symphonic poem Francesca da Rimini: Symphonic Fantasy after Dante, Op. 32, was composed in less than three weeks during his visit to Bayreuth in the autumn of 1876. It is dedicated to his friend and former pupil Sergei Taneyev.

In this fantasia, Tchaikovsky presents a symphonic interpretation of the tragic tale of Francesca da Rimini, a beauty who was immortalized in Dante’s Divine Comedy. In the fifth canto of Inferno, Dante the narrator meets the shade of Francesca da Rimini, a noblewoman who fell in love with the brother of her ugly husband. After the lovers were discovered and killed in revenge by the husband, they were condemned to Hell for their adulterous passions. In their damnation, the lovers are trapped together in a violent storm, whirled through the air around the second circle of Hell, never to touch the ground again. They are tormented most of all by the ineradicable memory of the joys and pleasures of the embraces they shared in life.

Buy “Francesca Da Rimini, Op. 32” on

Google PlayAmazonMP3eMusic

  • Artist
    Vienna Studio Orchestra, Michail Romanovic Bakalejnikov, Vienna Studio Orchestra, Michail Romanovic Bakalejnikov 

 

Karel Ancerl “Overture Husitska” (“Hussite” Overture) by Antonin Dvorak (another divine composition)



Concert Overture Husitska op 67
by Antonin Dvorak (1841-1904)
Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
Karel Ancerl, conductor
Prague 1961

Václav Talich, 1954 (Live) Dvořák, Holoubek, B. 198 (op. 110) (The Wild Dove)



Antonín Dvořák
Holoubek, B. 198 (op. 110)
(The Wild Dove)

Česká filharmonie (Czech Philharmonic)
Václav Talich, conductor
Recording Live, 17 May 1954
Smetana Hall
Prague Spring International Music Festival

Claudio Monteverdi : Pur Ti Miro


Claudio Monteverdi : Pur Ti Miro

 

Angela Gheorghiu: Sola perduta abbandonata – Manon Lescaut: “Sola, perduta, abbandonata! ” (Puccini): (“A divine voice, perfect diction and pronunciation!”)



Angela Gheorghiu in a recording session of her album ‘Puccini‘ sings the aria “Sola, perduta, abbandonata” from the opera ‘Manon Lescaut

This video was filmed to promote Angela’s album “Puccini” (EMI Classics)
http://www.emiclassics.com/releasedet…

 

Puccini – Manon Lescaut – Intermezzo ( Tell me: Don’t you think it is Divine?)



Intermezzo between act 2 and 3 from the opera Manon Lescaut composed by Giacomo Puccini. I believe this intermezzo is the most beautiful among other composers’ intermezzi.

Tell me: Don’t you find it  divine?

Mozart – Violin Concerto No. 3 in G major, K. 216



The Violin Concerto No. 3 in G major, K. 216, was composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart in Salzburg in 1775. Mozart was only 19 at the time. The piece is in three movements:
1. Allegro
2. Adagio
and 3. Rondeau, Allegro.
The Allegro is in sonata form, opening with a brilliant G major theme, played by the orchestra. The main theme is a bright and happy discussion between the solo violin and the accompanist, followed by a modulation to the dominant D major, then its parallel key D minor. It experiments in other keys but does not settle and eventually heads back to the tonic, G major, in the recapitulation with the help of the cadenza.
The second movement is also in ternary form form, and in the dominant key of D major. The orchestra begins by playing the well known and beautiful main theme, which the violin imitates one octave higher. The winds then play a dance-like motif in A major, which the violin concludes by its own. After a conclusion in A, the violin plays the main theme again, remaining in the same key. When it should have sounded A natural, it sounds A sharp, and the melody switches to B minor, in a fairly tragic passage. It soon modulates back to A major, and to the home key of D major through the main theme. After the cadenza, and in a quite unusual thing for Mozart to do, the violin plays the main theme again, thus concluding the movement in D.
The third movement is a Rondeau Allegro, and opens with an orchestra theme which gave the concerto its nickname: “Straßburg“. After a lonely, short passage by the oboes only, the solo violin enters with a different melody which modulates to D. A brilliant and high passage in D is soon followed by a descending arpeggio-like melodic line which eventually leads to the G string and repeats itself. After the second time, the violin plays the lonely oboe line from the introduction. A chromatic scale then leads to the “Straßburg” theme with the violin playing. The orchestra imitates the violin and abruptly changes to B minor and a B minor violin theme: exactly the same theme as in the first violin solo, played in the relative minor key. As the theme itself repeats, it once again abruptly changes to E minor. The small E minor cadenza introduces the orchestra, which once again plays the “Straßburg” theme in G major. After a couple of bars in D major by the orchestra, the music goes from Allegro to an Andante in G minor, almost in the fashion of a scherzo-trio form. The strings play saltando quavers while the violin plays a note-rest small melodic line which repeats itself and eventually leads to a G major Allegretto. The violin plays a crotchet-only playful theme, while the orchestra plays brilliant and fast threesome up-and-down notes, in a way that the solo violin’s part acts as a background only. The parts switch and now the orchestra plays the playful theme, while the violin gets to show off by playing fast notes. The quick passages stop for the violin to play a more ceremonial theme played on the D and A strings, in the fashion of a Musette. This pattern sounds two more times until the violin concludes the fast theme with a low G, and switches to Tempo 1. After a few bars, the first solo theme that the violin played is played as a variation in A minor. The violin plays the “Straßburg” theme in G minor, and the orchestra imitates it in the usual form of G major. After the typical first solo variation, this time in the tonic key. The violin plays another small cadenza which leads to the last “Straßburg” theme played in two octaves. The orchestra plays it one third time in the lower octave. Instead of ending the concerto in a pompous way, Mozart chose to end it instead with the lonely oboe theme in G major played piano, adding the feeling of a musical “disappearing”.

 

Mozart – Violin Sonata No. 36 in F, K. 547 [complete] (For Beginners)



The Sonata in F for Violin and Keyboard, K. 547, was completed on July 10, 1788 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. The sonata is often nicknamed “For Beginners” and was completed two weeks after the similarly nicknamed piano sonata in C major, K. 545. Unlike the previous few keyboard sonatas, where the violin played in equal role, this sonata is dominated by the keyboard part. In that regard, only the violin part is easy and the keyboard part is not “for beginners”. There are three movements all in the tonic key of F major:
1. Andante cantabile
2. Allegro
3. Andante con variazioni
The movements are ordered in a non-standard manner with the “slow” movement first and the expansive Allegro in sonata form form placed second. There is significant dialogue between the violin and keyboard in the opening movement, but the keyboard dominates the latter two. The sonata ends with a set of six variations on a simple theme. The fourth variation is the only variation to feature the violin prominently and the fifth variation is in F minor for keyboard alone. The second movement was arranged for solo piano along with a transcription of the finale of the piano sonata in C, K. 545 to form the Piano Sonata in F major, K. 547 a. 
—————————————-­————————————-

Quotation: Leonard Cohen (from “The Traitor”)


Read

The Traitor Lyrics

here.

Following is a link….Click to access the Traitor:

“But the Rose I sickened with a scarlet fever 
and the Swan I tempted with a sense of shame 
She said at last I was her finest lover 
and if she withered I would be to blame”

Senior economist El-Beblawi named as Egypt’s interim PM – EGYPT – FRANCE 24


Senior economist El-Beblawi named as Egypt’s interim PM – EGYPT – FRANCE 24.

http://www.france24.com/en/20130709-egypt-parliamentary-elections-mansour-muslim-brotherhood-protests-morsi

Editor’s choice | Analysis & Opinion | Reuters


Editor’s choice | Analysis & Opinion | Reuters.

DIANA ABRUDAN – La oglinda


Haiku: Perception, poetic thought by George-B (adapted from a Sanskrit phrase)


Haiku: Perception,  poetic thought by George-B
(adapted from a Sanskrit phrase) 

Monstruos shadow
from closer a human –
is Brother – at arm’s length.

Relic depicting footprint ofthe Buddha
with Dharmachakraand triratna,
1st century CE,Gandhāra.

EUZICASA: 180 different countries have visited this site. 244 flags collected.


EUZICASA: 180 different countries have visited this site.  244 flags collected.

EUZICASA: 180 different countries have visited this site. 244 flags collected.

Sara pe deal – Eve on the hill – MADRIGAL Chorus



Mihai Eminescu‘ poem: Eve On The Hill
Dreary the horn sounds in the eve on the hill,
Sheep flocks return, stars on their way twinkle still,
Water springs weep murmuring clear, and I see
Under an acacia tree, love, thou art waiting for me.

Holy and pure passes the moon on the sky,
Moist seem the stars born from the vault clear and high,
Longing thine eyes look from afar to divine,
Heaving thy breast, pensive thy head doth recline.

Cornfields bright flooded with beams by the clouds steeply drifted,
Old cottage gables of thatch to the moonlight uplifted,
The tall wooden arm of the well in the wind softly grating,
And the shepherd-boy’s pipe from the sheep-pen sad doina relating.

Ah! very soon quietness steals over all,
Ah! very soon hasten shall I to thy call,
Under the acacia tree, there I shall sit the whole night,
Telling thee, love, thou art my only delight.

Cheek press’d to cheek, there in sweet ecstasy we,
Falling asleep under the old locust-tree,
Smiling in dream, seem in a heaven to live,
For such a night who his whole life would not give?