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Along the stream

Language: English after the Chinese (汉语 / 漢語)

The rustling nightfall strews my gown with roses,
And wine-flushed petals bring forgetfulness
[Of shadow after shadow striding past]1.
I arise with the stars exultantly 
and follow the sweep of the moon 
along the hushing stream, where no birds wake. 
[Only the far-drawn sigh of wary voices 
whispering: farewell.]2


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1 omitted by Warlock.
2 these lines have no Chinese equivalent.

Submitted by David K. Smythe

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Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)


Text added to the website: 2003-11-02.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:57
Line count: 8
Word count: 49

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