Category: Poems by – 秦韜玉

《貧女》秦韜玉 (唐)__ 江紹倫英譯

《貧女》秦韜玉 (唐, 生卒年不詳)PoorGirl_1

蓬門未識綺羅香
擬託良媒益自傷
誰愛風流高格調
共憐時世儉梳妝
敢將十指誇鍼巧
不把雙眉鬥畫長
苦恨年年壓金線
為他人作嫁衣裳

《A Girl from Poor Family》 Qin Taoyu

In my humble dwelling I handle silk of the finest quality
The thought of being betrothed a non-entity
Who would admire a free and reserved personality
And care for a person from a simple family
I dare show my extraordinary skills in embroidery
And keep my brows unpainted for natural beauty
Year after year I sew golden threads in exact knitting
To make bridal robes for rich girls in lavish weddings

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