The Sleep That Flits on Baby's Eyes

"The Sleep That Flits on Baby's Eyes" is the third song in John Alden Carpenter's song cycle Gitanjali: Song Offerings based on the Nobel Prize Winning poetry of Rabindranath Tagore.

Date: 1914Composer: John Alden CarpenterText: Rabindranath TagoreSong Collection: Gitanjali: Song Offerings

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The Sleep That Flits on Baby’s Eyes
by Rabindranath Tagore

The sleep that flits on baby’s eyes,
does anybody know from where it comes?
Yes, there is a rumour that it has its dwelling
where, in the fairy village
among the shadows of the forest
dimly lit with glow-worms,
there hang two timid buds of enchantment.
From there it comes to kiss baby’s eyes.

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Composer(s): John Alden Carpenter

Song(s): 1. When I Bring to You Colour'd Toys
2. On the Day When Death Will Knock
3. The Sleep That Flits on Baby's Eyes
4. I Am Like a Remnant of a Cloud of Autumn
5. On the Seashore of Endless Worlds
6. Light, My Light

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