Archive for June 30th, 2018

Saturday, 30 June 2018

To Guo Xiang by Yu Xuanji

From dawn to dusk I’m drunk and singing,
lovesick with every new spring.
There’s a messenger with letters in the rain;
there’s a broken-hearted girl by the window.
Rolling up beaded blinds, I see mountains;
each sorrow’s renewed like the grass.
Since last we parted, at your feasts
how often has the rafter dust fallen?

From: https://www.asymptotejournal.com/poetry/yu-xuanji-the-complete-poems-of-yu-xuanji/

Date: c860 (original); 2016 (translation)

By: Yu Xuanji (c844-c868)

Translated by: Leonard Ng (1979- )