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A dream of spring

Language: English after the Chinese (中文)

Last night within my chamber's gloom 
some vague light breath of Spring
Came wandering and whispering, 
and bade my soul take wing.

A hundred moonlit miles away 
the Chiang crept to sea;
O keeper of my heart, 
I came by Chiang's ford to thee.

It lingered but a moment's space, 
that dream of Spring, and died;
Yet as my head the pillows pressed, 
my soul had found thy side.

Oh! Chiang Nan's a hundred miles,
yet in a moment's space
I've flown away to Chiang Nan 
and touched a dreaming face.

Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator]


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: 2009-02-26.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:03:09
Line count: 16
Word count: 91

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