by Zhu Qingyu (flourished 9th century)
Translation by Herbert Allen Giles (1845 - 1935)

In the harem
Language: English  after the Chinese (中文) 
It was the time of flowers, the gate was closed;
Within an arbour's shade fair girls reposed.
But though their hearts were full, they nothing said,
Fearing the tell-tale parrot overhead.


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This text was added to the website: 2009-08-23
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Word count: 31