Ho Xuan Huong

(1772 - 1822 / Nghệ An Province)

Ho Xuan Huong Poems

1. The Jackfruit 1/13/2003
2. Autumn Landscape 4/16/2010
3. Spring-Watching Pavilion 4/16/2010
4. On Sharing A Husband 4/16/2010
5. Day And Night 4/16/2010
6. The Fan 4/16/2010
7. Picking Flowers 4/16/2010
8. Day Sleeping Girl 4/16/2010
9. To A Couple Of Students Who Were Teasing Her 4/16/2010
10. Confession Iii 4/16/2010
11. The Cake That Drifts In Water 4/16/2010
12. Weaving At Night 4/16/2010
13. Three-Mountain Pass 4/16/2010
14. Viewing Cac-Co Cavern 4/16/2010
15. Swinging 4/16/2010
16. Water-Bailing 4/16/2010
17. The Temple Of Fragrance 5/2/2012
18. Floating Sweet Dumpling 5/2/2012
19. Lamenting Widow 5/2/2012
20. Wasps 5/2/2012
21. Snail 5/2/2012
Best Poem of Ho Xuan Huong

The Jackfruit

I am like a jackfruit on the tree.
To taste you must plug me quick, while fresh:
the skin rough, the pulp thick, yes,
but oh, I warn you against touching --
the rich juice will gush and stain your hands


Translated by Nguyen Ngoc Bich


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Autumn Landscape

Drop by drop rain slaps the banana leaves.
Praise whoever sketched this desolate scene:

the lush, dark canopies of the gnarled trees,
the long river, sliding smooth and white.

I lift my wine flask, drunk with rivers and hills.
My backpack, breathing moonlight, sags with poems.

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