Li Yu: The Breeze of Passion ~李煜 《柳枝词》 with English Translations


李煜 《柳枝词》


The Breeze of Passion
(To the Tune of Liuzhici)
Li Yu

No longer young against the breeze
of passion, now, she is shy
with the splendor of the spring, everywhere,
everywhere petals fall, reminding her
of the people who used to go out with her.
Thanks to the long willow shoot that bends
itself for her, she succumbs
to the mist-like tassel caressing
her face, as if touched
by an old campanion.

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