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A gale goes ruffling down the stream

Language: English after the Chinese (中文)

A gale goes ruffling down the stream,
The giants of the forest crack;
My thoughts are bitter -- black as death --
For [she, my summer]1, comes not back.

A hundred years like water glide,
Riches and rank are ashen cold,
Daily the dream of peace recedes:
By whom shall Sorrow be consoled?

The soldier, dauntless, draws his sword,
And there are tears and endless pain;
The winds arise, leaves flutter down,
And through the old thatch drips the rain.


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1 Bantock: "he, my lover"

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Text added to the website: 2011-01-18.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:03:09
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