Flower duet – Anna Netrebko & Elina Garanca (Lakmé de Delibes) The Society November 9, 2013 Performing Arts Duo des fleurs Léo Delibes By U. Carew Delibes Along a stream, the daughter of a Brahmin priest and her maidservant sing and gather flowers, pleased beneath the floral canopy, light in the East, white jasmine mingled with rose, morning’s laughter seized. ‘O, let us gently glide along th’ enchanting flow. O, let us drift together for forever eased, that current following, wherever it might go, upon the rippling, gleaming waters, to the shore, so nonchalantly passing bird-chants in that glow, o, past snow-winged swans, soft blue lotuses, and more, so like the lovely Lady of Shalott, at peace before the shutting of the door. O, je t’ adore.’ Views expressed by individual poets and writers on this website and by commenters do not represent the views of the entire Society. The comments section on regular posts is meant to be a place for civil and fruitful discussion. Pseudonyms are discouraged. The individual poet or writer featured in a post has the ability to remove any or all comments by emailing submissions@ classicalpoets.org with the details and under the subject title “Remove Comment.” Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) Related Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.