another translation by Mary Tang from the Chinese on her blog Life is But This
This Song Dynasty poem was written by the most celebrated woman poet in Chinese history, Li Qing Zhao (1084 – 1151). The title indicates the set rhythm of a particular tune.
Dream Song by Li Qing Zhao
Last night a sudden gale scattered the rain
Slumber failed to quell the touch of wine
How can you who let in the day
Say that the begonias are as always?
Know this, know this: there must be
Scant pink against the luscious green
(c) Mary Tang 鄧許文蘭 2017