Her Eyes, Twin Pools

"Her Eyes, Twin Pools" is the first song in Henry Burleigh's song cycle, Passionale, which sets the poetry of James Weldon Johnson.

Date: 1915Composer: Henry BurleighText: James Weldon JohnsonSong Collection: Passionale

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Her Eyes, Twin Pools
by James Weldon Johnson

Her eyes, twin pools of mystic light,
The blend of star-sheen and black night;
O’er which, to sound their glamouring haze,
A man might bend, and vainly gaze.

Her eyes, twin pools so dark and deep,
In which life’s ancient mysteries sleep;
Wherein, to seek the quested goal,
A man might plunge, and lose his soul.

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"Her Eyes, Twin Pools"

Composer(s): H. T. Burleigh

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"Passionale"

Composer(s): H. T. Burleigh

Song(s): 1. Her Eyes, Twin Pools
2. Your Lips are Wine
3. Your Eyes So Deep
4. The Glory of the Day was in Her Face

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Passionale

Composer(s): H. T. Burleigh

Song(s): 1. Her Eyes, Twin Pools
2. Your Lips are Wine
3. Your Eyes So Deep
4. The Glory of the Day was in Her Face

Voice Type: High

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