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  • MY Chinese Study
    MY Chinese Study wrote:
    <p>Yóuzǐyín</p> <p>游子吟 </p> <p>Táng Mèngjiāo</p> <p>(唐)孟郊</p> <p>címǔshǒuzhōngxiàn</p> <p>慈母手中线,</p> <p>yóuzǐshēnshàngyī</p> <p>游子身上衣。</p> <p>línxíngmìmìféng</p> <p>临行密密缝,</p> <p>yìkǒngchíchíguī</p> <p>意恐迟迟归。</p> <p>shuíyáncùncǎoxīn</p> <p>谁言寸草心,</p> <p>bàodésānchūnhuī</p> <p>报得三春晖。</p> <p><img src="http://img.dl.e.weliveinchina.com/_outimages/98617B60A1C9077E2C1D2F46170B5F06/536/WMDEditor/2/2012/5/9/536_100020120509151042725378-2.png" alt="alt text" /></p> <p>Song of a Roamer</p> <p>(Tang Dyn.)Meng Jiao</p> <p>The threads in a kind mother’s hand,</p> <p>A gown fof her son bound for har-off land,</p> <p>Sewn stitch by stitch before he leaves</p> <p>For fear his return be delayed.</p> <p>Such kindness as young grass receives</p> <p>From the warm sun can’t be repaid.</p>
  • Pavoir Sponse
    Pavoir Sponse wrote:

    Man, I love dropping Late Tang shit...

    by Li Shangyin

    The light on the pool suddenly hides behind the wall,

    Mingled scents of flowers suddenly invade the room.

    On the edge of the screen, powder smeared by the butterfly:

    On the laquered window the yellow paint of the bee.

    Push those state papers across to the clerks

    There is a maid for every honest civil servant.

    Let's ride abreast and hear each others poems.

    What's so urgent about this business you waste your heart on?

  • Pavoir Sponse
    Pavoir Sponse wrote:

    Sadly, I don't have the Chinese version... but I guess there are several differet translations.

    e.g for the OPs poem, I have:

    Wanderer's Song

    The thread in the hand of a kind mother

    Is the coat on the wanderers back

    Before she left she stitched it close

    In secret fear that he would be slow to return

    Who will say that the inch of grass in his heart

    Is gratitude enough for all the sunshine of the spring?

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