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.
Songs from the Chinese
Song Cycle by Annetta Rosser (1938 - 1998)
1. Sailing homeward  [sung text not yet checked]
- by Arthur Waley (1889 - 1969), "Sailing homeward", first published 1919 [author's text checked 1 time against a primary source]
- a text in Chinese (中文) by Chan Fang-Sheng (flourished 4th century) [text unavailable]
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