By the willows of the Eastern Gate, whose Leaves are so thick, at dusk we were to meet; And now the morning star is bright. By the willows of the Eastern Gate, whose Leaves are so close, at dusk we were to meet; And now the morning star is pale.
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- by Arthur Waley (1889 - 1969), "By the willows", appears in The Book of Songs, first published 1937 [author's text checked 1 time against a primary source]
- a text in Chinese (中文) by Anonymous/Unidentified Artist, appears in Shi Jing (or Schi-King) - Classic of Poetry - Book of Songs -- Book of Odes -- Chinesische Liederbuch [text unavailable]
Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)
- by Emma Lou Diemer (b. 1927), "By the willows", 1965, published 1976 [ high voice and harp or piano ], from Four Chinese Love-Poems, no. 3, Seesaw Music Corp./Subito [sung text not yet checked]
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- Also set in Czech (Čeština), a translation by Ladislav Dolanský (1857 - 1910) ; composed by Zdenko Antonín Václav Fibich.
- Also set in German (Deutsch), a translation by Anonymous/Unidentified Artist ; composed by Zdenko Antonín Václav Fibich.
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