The Sleep That Flits on Baby's Eyes

(1914)

"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.

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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