The mulberry on the lowland, how graceful! Its leaves, how tender! Now that I have seen my lord, Ah, what delight! The mulberry on the lowland, how graceful! Its leaves, how glossy! Now that I have seen my lord, What joy indeed! The mulberry on the lowland, how graceful, Its leaves, how fresh! Now I have seen my lord, His high fame holds fast. Love that is felt in the heart, Why should it not be told in words? To the core of my heart I treasure him, Could not ever cease to love him.
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- by Arthur Waley (1889 - 1969), 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]
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- by Emma Lou Diemer (b. 1927), "The mulberry on the lowland", 1965, published 1976 [ high voice and harp or piano ], from Four Chinese Love-Poems, no. 4, Seesaw Music Corp./Subito [sung text not yet checked]
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