by Wang Chi (590? - 644)
Translation by Herbert Allen Giles (1845 - 1935)

In absence
Language: English  after the Chinese (中文) 
At eve, I stand upon the bank and gaze;
  Restless, I know not where my bark may rest;
I see the forest through the autumn haze;
  I see the hills of radiance all divest;
I see the herdsman homing o'er the lea;
  I see the huntsman's laden horse return. . . . .
Alas, no loved one comes to beckon me!--
  I sit and croon the thoughts that in me burn.


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This text was added to the website: 2010-04-23
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Word count: 71