In a dress of gauzy fabric Of the "Lien" leaf's emerald hue So-fei glides among the lilies Sprinkled with the morning dew. Rose-hued are the lotus blossoms, Rose-hued, too, the maiden's cheeks; Is it So-fei's form I follow, Or the flowers she seeks? Now I hear a song arising From the lotus bowers, Which distinguishes the maiden From her sister flowers.
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- by Charles Tomlinson Griffes (1884 - 1920), "So-fei gathering flowers", op. 10 no. 1 (1917), published 1917 [voice and piano], from Five Poems of Ancient China and Japan / Five Poems of the Ancient Far East, no. 1. [text verified 1 time]
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