Saturday, July 24, 2010

As tears go by

You sit, weeping, on the banks of the river.
The tears bitter on your young lips.
But the river will flow a long way from here
And your tears will sweeten the tongues of the sea.

- Hu Ming-Xiang

4 comments:

maria said...

hey Falstaff,
can you please tell where you get these chinese poems from?

km said...

This lovely poem dates back to the Jagger dynasty.

//just *how* do you nail the tone in these poems? How?

Moulding defragmentation said...

did you translate it? it's beautiful!

Adee said...

eternal is the pain of love.