The temple courts with grasses rank abound, And birds throng in the forest trees around! But pilgrims few, though tablets still remain, Come to the shrine while revolutions reign. The mice climb through the curtains full of holes, And thick dust overspreads the 'broidered stoles; The temple pool in gloomy blackness lies, To which the sleeping dragon sometimes hies.
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- by Charles Tomlinson Griffes (1884 - 1920), "The old temple among the mountains", op. 10 no. 3 (1916), published 1917 [voice and piano], from Five Poems of Ancient China and Japan / Five Poems of the Ancient Far East, no. 3. [text verified 1 time]
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