Oh dragon, you who rule the shoreless sea of death, steal away my loved one while, bending over her in passionate musing, I drink in her breath, bear her away on your ghostly ship, and take me with her so we may sail together always, drunk with love.
- by James Whitall (1888 - 1954), "The shoreless sea", appears in Chinese Lyrics from The Book of Jade, first published 1918 [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 John Woods Duke (1899 - 1984), "The shoreless sea", 1964 [tenor and piano], from Three Chinese Love Lyrics for Tenors, no. 3, Southern/Texas [ sung text not yet checked against a primary source]
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