035 歐陽修 – 青玉案
035 OUYANG Xiu – Lyrics to the Melody of Green Jadeite Bowl
英文翻譯 / English Translation﹕
How long is spring in the space of a year?
Already been and gone has two thirds of it.
Viridian foliage and crimson blossoms are ever so pleasing,
Deep in the garden sway green willows, screens warm breezes filter
Yet within withdraws someone pallid and thin.
Flowers and wine are bought from Changan's markets,
Yet how could they compare to peach and plum blossoms of home?
Blame not easterlies for blowing away my sorrowful tears,
For hard to express are yearnings and impossible to seize are dreams,
To make it better there is only homecoming.