天仙子 張先 (990-1078)

Tune: Songs of Immortals     Zhang  Xian (990-1078)   江紹倫譯

Cup in hand I listen to parts of the Water Song
Waking from mid-day intemporance sorrows keep me tipsy on
Whence will spring return now it is sent away
Watching the mirrow at dusk
I’m alarmed how time had passed
To recall bygone events is but in vain

On the poolside sands a pair of love birds perch happily
Freed from clouds the moon induces flowers to play with dancing shadows

Indoor lights are veiled by multiple layers of screens
No steady wind
The night feels serene
Tomorrow fallen red petals in paths will be seen

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