《新年作》劉長卿(709-780) 江紹倫譯

《新年作》劉長卿(709-780)《Written on New Year’s Day》   Liu Changqing

鄉心新歲切   Approaching New Year’s Day my homesickness grows
天畔獨潸然   Tears are usual in this distant land as time unfolds
老至居人下   In old age I regret being under the commands of generals
春歸在客先   Spring recurs to my chance of going home remains unsettled
嶺猿同旦暮   How I loathe spending my days with only monkeys in sight
江柳共風煙   Amid winds and mists my only friends are willows at riverside
已似長沙傅   Captive like the prince’s teacher in the Capital
從今又幾年   How long will I be bound to this place how old

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2 Responses to 《新年作》劉長卿(709-780) 江紹倫譯

  1. YK 1965 says:

    On New Year’s Day
    At New Year’s Eve

  2. YK 1965 says:

    Line 4: The use of “recurs” is questionable as it is an intransitive verb.

    The translated meaning and structure of the last line are awkward.

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