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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 
whispering: farewell.]2

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

Submitted by David K. Smythe


Based on

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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