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Sailing Homeward

by Armstrong Gibbs

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Sailing Homeward
English source: Arthur Waley

Cliffs that rise a thousand feet
Without a break,
Lake that stretches a hundred miles
Without a wave,
Pine-tree woods, winter and summer
Streams that for ever flow and flow
Without a pause,
Trees that for twenty thousand years
Your vows have kept,
You have suddenly healed the pain of a traveller's heart,
And moved his brush to write a new song.


Armstrong Gibbs

Cecil Armstrong Gibbs was an English composer, best known for his songs. He devoted much of his career to amateur choral and festival movements in Britain.  Read more here.


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