Lonely in my secluded chamber, A thousand sorrows fill every inch of my sensitive being.
Regretting that spring has so soon passed, That rain drops have hastened the falling followers, I lean over the balustrade, Weary and depressed.
Where is my beloved?
Only the fading grassland stretches endlessly toward the horizon; Anxiously I watch the road for your return.
When Night Comes
- by Li Ching Chao27
To the tune of "Telling My Most Intimate Feelings"
When night comes, I am so flushed with wine, I undo my hair slowly: a plum calyx is stuck on a damaged branch. I wake dazed when smoke breaks my spring sleep. The dream distant, so very distant; and it is quiet, so very quiet. The moon spins and spins. The kingfisher blinds are drawn; and yet I rub the injured bud, and yet I twist in my fingers this fragrance, and yet I possess these moments of time!
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