A dream of spring
Language: English after the Chinese (中文)
Last night within my chamber's gloom
some vague light breath of Spring
Came wandering and whispering,
and bade my soul take wing.
A hundred moonlit miles away
the Chiang crept to sea;
O keeper of my heart,
I came by Chiang's ford to thee.
It lingered but a moment's space,
that dream of Spring, and died;
Yet as my head the pillows pressed,
my soul had found thy side.
Oh! Chiang Nan's a hundred miles,
yet in a moment's space
I've flown away to Chiang Nan
and touched a dreaming face.
Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator]
- a text in Chinese (中文) by Ts'en Ts'an (fl. 750?) [text unavailable]
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