English poetry

Poems in English


Tz'u No. 18

To the tune of “Intoxicated in the Shadow of Flowers”

Thin mist, dense clouds, a grief-stricken day;
Auspicious incense burns in the gold animal.
Once again, it is the joyous mid-autumn festival,
But a midnight chill
Touches my jade pillow and silk bed-screen.

I drink wine by the eastern fence in the yellow dusk.
Now a dark fragrance fills
My sleeves and makes me spin.
The bamboo blinds sway in the west wind.
And I am even thinner than a yellow flower.


1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (2 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Poem Tz'u No. 18 - Li Ching Chao