Saturday, May 27, 2017

Brahms Lullaby (Lullaby and Good Night)


Lullaby and good night, with roses bedight
With lilies o'er spread is baby's wee bed
Lay thee down now and rest, may thy slumber be blessed
Lay thee down now and rest, may thy slumber be blessed
Lullaby and good night, thy mother's delight
Bright angels beside my darling abide
They will guard thee at rest, thou shalt wake on my breast
They will guard thee at rest, thou shalt wake on my breast
(Original German)
Guten Abend, gute Nacht, Mit Rosen bedacht,
Mit Naeglein besteckt, schlupf unter die Deck'
Morgen frueh, wenn Gott will, wirst du wieder geweckt
Morgen frueh, wenn Gott will, wirst du wieder geweckt
Guten Abend, gute Nacht, Von Englein bewacht
Die zeigen im Traum, dir Christkindleins Baum
Schlaf nun selig und suess, Schau im Traum's Paradies
Schlaf nun selig und suess, Schau im Traum's Paradies

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

You Cannot

You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong . You cannot help small men by tearing down big men. You cannot help the poor by destroying the rich. You cannot lift the wage earner by pulling down the wage payer. You cannot keep out of trouble by spending more than your income. You cannot further brotherhood of man by inciting class hatreds. You cannot establish security on borrowed money. You cannot build character and courage by taking away a man's initiative and independence. You cannot help men but y doing for them what they could be doing for themselves.

~Abraham Lincoln

Sunday, August 14, 2016

First Impressions

First encounter, first impressions
Gentle elegance of timeless beauty
Attractions spanning beyond desire
Darkness hides tender kisses of luck

Power of a machine that gently purrs
Moments captured by a magnificent feline
Determined, demanding, yet so desirable
Impatience tempered by innocence

Seeking the night, sharing a moment
Yearning but yielding, full of questions
Moans of pleasure of the next embrace
Silhouette of form, taste of your lips

Sharing a simple sway of romance
Hidden glances of long good-byes
Projections lead to stolen sleep
Lost in thought of dreams to be

~oblivia