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Down by the eastern gate

Language: English after the Chinese (中文)

Down by the eastern gate
The willow wood's astir;
From dusk to dawn I wait
Through the soundless hours for her,
Till the morning star is shining.

Down by the eastern gate
The willow-thicket pales;
From dusk to dawn I wait
Till the last red lantern fails,
And the morning star is shining.


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Text added to the website: 2012-10-26.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:05:05
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