Women Poets of China

By Kenneth Rexroth; Ling Chung | Go to book overview

Mêng Chu ( 3rd Century)


SPRING SONG

In the sunny Spring of March and April,
When water and grass are the same color,
I met a young man dallying along the road,
I'm sorry I didn't meet him earlier.

In the sunny Spring of March and April
When water and grass are the same color,
I reach up and pick the flowers from the vines.
Their perfume is like my lover's breath.

Four, now five years, I have expected you.
During this long wait my love
Has turned into sorrow.
I wish we could away, back to some lonely place,
Where I could give my body
Completely to your embraces.

-8-

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