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.
Her Eyes, Twin Pools
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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