Songs from the Chinese

Song Cycle by Annetta Rosser (1938 - 1998)

Word count: 74

1. Sailing homeward [sung text not yet checked]

Cliffs that rise a thousand feet
Without a break,
Lake that stretches a hundred miles
Without a wave,
[Sands that are white all through the year,
Without a stain,]1
Pine-tree woods, winter and summer
Ever-green,
Streams that for ever flow and flow
Without a pause,
Trees that for twenty thousand years
Your vows have kept,
You have suddenly healed the pain of a traveller's heart,
And moved his brush to write a new song.

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Researcher for this text: Ted Perry