Translation ⓒ Richard Stokes, the author of The Book of Lieder, published by Faber, provided courtesy of Oxford Lieder
In Greek mythology, Melinoe is the goddess of ghosts and spirits and the bringer of nightmares. I've portrayed her as a forthright soda-slurping tween (in the story) and a mysterious dream-reader in the cantina.
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