Cold Food Days: To My Cousins in the Capital by Wei Ying-wu

My empty rooms are bleak on a rainy day with fire banned
I sit alone and listen to orioles by the river
I’ve had the wine and seen the flowers but think about my cousins
Cold Food Day on Tuling the grass by now is green

translated by Red Pine

NOTE: Cold Food was the name given to a 3 day period in April when fires were banned.

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