Of Harlequin Night

The Blind Man
observes with saddened pose
a world brushed by the shadows
of melancholy
and horror:

The Spectators—
Iron bells! tolling sobbing with a desperate desire
appealing in the clamorous clangour
of the bells of Despair moaning
of the tricks to be performed
by Ghouls a tale their terror tells
All alone to be without the mercy
of the Moon

The Gipsy proffers
with outstretched hand the twilight of the Moon
to the Blind Man he
Twilight bells! As euphony voluminously wells
so delight musically swells
of Brazen bells — of Golden bells — of Silver bells
What a world of happiness
their harmony foretells!

They rhyme!

All the bells in her song all in tune

They ring!

The Enchanters—
Brazen bells! chiming, in the air, in the clamorous clangour
of the Harlequin merriment night,
Leaping higher, higher, higher
What their melody foretells!

The Sorcerers—
Golden bells! chiming, in the air, in the clamorous clangour
of the Harlequin merriment night,
Leaping higher, higher, higher
What their melody foretells!

The Fairies—
Silver bells! chiming, in the air, in the clamorous clangour
of the Harlequin merriment night,
Leaping higher, higher, higher
What their melody foretells!

For every sound that floats

And his merry bosom swells
With the pæan of the bells!
And he dances, and he yells;
Keeping time, time, time,
In a sort of Merry rhyme,
To the pæan of the bells—

Of the bells:

Keeping time, time, time,

In a sort of Merry rhyme,

To the throbbing of the bells—

Of the bells, bells, bells—

To the of the bells;

Keeping time, time, time,

He knells Despair that ebbs and flows sinks sinking

He knells, knells, knells,

In a happy Merry rhyme,

To the rolling of the bells—

Of the bells, bells, bells—

Of the bells,

Bells, bells, bells, bells—

How it swells!

Of the bells, bells, bells—

Of the bells, bells, bells, bells—

Of bells,

He saw from heights,
deaf to the Iron bells tolling,
of the Golden Moon

while she floats above us
that Tomorrow
where happiness dwells

On the human heart that loved:

Iron bells
Molten
dying