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Ci 鹊桥仙 | Deities on Magpie Bridge

The Cowherd and the Weaver Girl


秦观 (1049 — 1100)





Deities on Magpie Bridge: Wispy Cloud Adeptly Plays

Qin Guan (1049 – 1100)

Wispy cloud adeptly plays, shooting star regret conveys; The distant, distant milky way doth quietly float past.

A golden breeze, a jadelike dew, a single yearly date; all common lovers’ counterparts assuredly surpassed.

Tender love akin to water, hours sweet as dreams; ‘tis suffering to turn around and homeward bridge alight!

If lovers two stay true forevermore, why need they be together morn and night?

Read the Story about the Annual Date on Magpie Bridge of Cowherd and the Weaver Girl

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