The dreaming lake
Language: English 
The tropic wind dies down,
The grass nods sleepily,
A tired little sigh
Is heard in the bamboo tree.

The lily leans her head
Upon the dreaming lake,
The waters whisper low,
All quiet for her sake.

The palm-trees bend their heads
Along the sandy shore,
And quiet night comes down
To hush the sea once more.


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

Researcher for this text: Thomas Dymit