This website is using cookies

We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. If you continue without changing your settings, we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies on this website. 

Joyce, James: Kamarazene XXIII (Chamber Music XXIII in Hungarian)

Portre of Joyce, James

Chamber Music XXIII (English)

This heart that flutters near my heart

My hope and all my riches is,

Unhappy when we draw apart

And happy between kiss and kiss;

My hope and all my riches — yes! —

And all my happiness.


For there, as in some mossy nest

The wrens will divers treasures keep,

I laid those treasure I possessed

Ere that mine eyes had learned to weep.

Shall we not be as wise as they

Though love live but a day?

Uploaded byP. T.
Source of the quotation

Kamarazene XXIII (Hungarian)

E szív itt, szívemhez közel

Reményem, kincsem, birtokom;

Boldogtalan, ha válni kell,

S boldog, ha ajka ajkamon.

Reményem, kincsem ő nekem,

S a boldogság — igen! —


Mert mint mohos fészkén a gém

Kakukkfiókát rejteget,

Kincsem e szívbe zártam én,

Míg nem ismertem könnyeket.

Szerelmünk nem lesz, röpke bár,

Oly bölcs, mint egy madár?

Uploaded byP. T.
Source of the quotation