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The red cockatoo

Language: English after the Chinese (汉语 / 漢語)

Sent as a present from Annam -
A red cockatoo. 
Colour'd like the peach-tree blossom, 
Speaking with the speech of men. 
And they did to it what is always done 
To the learned and eloquent. 
They took a cage with stout bars 
And shut it up inside.


Submitted by David K. Smythe

Authorship


Based on
  • a text in Chinese (汉语 / 漢語) by Bai Juyi (772 - 846), first published 820 [text unavailable]

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: 2003-11-04.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:58
Line count: 8
Word count: 47

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