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Ci 相见欢 | The Joy of Togetherness


Crescent moon and mythical creature on roof

相见欢

 

李煜 (937 — 978)



无言独上西楼,月如钩。


寂寞梧桐深院锁清秋。



剪不断,理还乱,是离愁。


别是一般滋味在心头。




The Joy of Togetherness


Li Yu (937 – 978)



Wordless, a solitary ascent to dreary eaves.


The moon looks like a hook.


A lone parasoltree fettered in a dark courtyard by autumn’s chill.



Unshakeable,


unreasonable


is the agony of separation—


a distinctive flavor on the palate of my mind.



Picture from Hongshuliangyuxiu.


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