Farewell to My Day Lilies and Cassia by Po Chü-i

No longer Prefect, this isn’t home anymore.
I planted day lillies and cassia for nothing.

Cassia renowned for enticing us to stay on,
day-lilies never making it sorrow forgotten:

they’re a far cry from this riverside moon,
come lingering our farewell step after step.

translated by David Hinton

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