Lyrics from the Chinese - The rushes on the marsh are green
Type of Spiritual Experience
Edmund Dulac [actually Orpheus and Eurydice]
A description of the experience
The rushes on the marsh are green - Written c. B.C.605
The rushes on the marsh are green,
And in the wind they bend.
I saw a woman walking there,
Near daylight's end.
On the black water of the marsh,
The lotus buds swim white.
I saw her standing by the verge
At fall of night.
All the long night I lie awake,
And sleep I cannot find.
I see her slim as any rush
Sway in the wind.
I shut my eyes and see again
The whiteness of her throat,
On the black water of the night
Like lotus float.