by Sikong-Tu (834 - 903?8?)
Translation by Launcelot Alfred Cranmer-Byng (1872 - 1945)

A lovely maiden, roaming
Language: English  after the Chinese (中文) 
A lovely maiden, roaming
The wild dark valley through,
Culls from the shining waters
Lilies and lotus blue.

With leaves the peach-trees are laden,
The wind sighs through the haze,
And the willows wave their shadows
Down the oriole-haunted ways.

As, passion-tranced, I follow,
I hear the old refrain
Of Spring's eternal story,
That was old and is young again.

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