Along the stream
Language: English after the Chinese (中文)
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
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1 omitted by Warlock.
2 these lines have no Chinese equivalent.
Submitted by David K. Smythe
- a text in Chinese (中文) by Li-Tai-Po (701 - 762), "自遣"
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Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:57
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Word count: 49
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