The rustling nightfall strews my gown with roses, And wine-flushed petals bring forgetfulness [Of shadow after shadow striding past]1. I arise with the stars exultantly and follow the sweep of the moon along the hushing stream, where no birds wake. [Only the far-drawn sigh of wary voices whispering: farewell.]2
1 omitted by Warlock.
2 these lines have no Chinese equivalent.
- by Launcelot Alfred Cranmer-Byng (1872 - 1945), "Along the stream", appears in A Feast of Lanterns, first published 1916 [an adaptation] [author's text checked 1 time against a primary source]
Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)
- by Peter Warlock (1894 - 1930), "Along the stream", 1917, published 1923 [voice and piano], from Saudades, London : Chester [text verified 1 time]
Researcher for this text: David K. Smythe
This text was added to the website: 2003-11-02
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Word count: 49