Who planted the Bajiao tree under my windows?
Its shade fills the courtyard;
Its shade fills the courtyard…
Leaf to leaf, heart to heart,
Folding and unfolding,
It expresses boundless affection.
Sad and broken-hearted, lying awake on my pillow,
Late into the night
I hear the sound of rain.
It drips and splashes, cool and melancholy;
It drips and splashes, cool and melancholy….
Lonely for my beloved, grief-stricken,
I cannot endure the mournful sound