Eriks Esenvalds: Ancient Prairie (2015)

State Choir Latvija
M?ris Sirmais, conductor
Ilze Zari?a, violin

The Ancient Prairie – Bai Juyi (772-846)

The prairie overflows with the grass’ s rolling billows,
As the year comes and goes, it withers and grows.

The wild fire can never bum it out of view,
When the vernal breeze arises, it appears anew.

Its balmy odors drifts across the path time-worn,
Its luster of green extends to the town forlorn.

Again as I see my friend along the road depart,
I feel the grass is deep in sorrow as my heart.?