Saying Goodbye by Yu Xuanji

Several nights in this gorgeous pavilion
and I began to have expectations

until my darling surprised me
he had to be off  on a journey

so I sleep alone and don’t discuss
the whereabouts of clouds

around the lamp, now almost spent,
one lost moth is circling.

translated by David Young & Jiann I. Lin

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