Untitled by Li Shang Yin (translation)無題。李商隱



Last night’s zephyr last night’s stars

East of the bedecked pavilion west of the hall

We have no wings of the phoenix to fly as one

But our minds conjoin as the mystical unicorn

They played hand games as we warmed our spring wine

In the red of the lantern light they competed in teams as

I sighed at the sounding of the hour for departure and

Rode through the wilderness on my horse to Lan Tai

(c) Mary Tang 鄧許文蘭 2017



About Mary Tang

An urban orchardist everyday, a volunteer regularly, a poet sometimes and a blogger since March 2015. I travel when I can. Food is a constant.
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7 Responses to Untitled by Li Shang Yin (translation)無題。李商隱

  1. Makes me melancholy for the summer gatherings slipping away – until I remember that on the other side of the equator these parties are just getting started. :)

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  2. zdunno03 says:

    Reblogged this on Leonard Durso and commented:
    another translation from the Chinese of one of my personal favorite poets Li Shang-yin by Mary Tang on her blog Life is But This

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