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. The Fan 4/16/2010
6. Picking Flowers 4/16/2010
7. To A Couple Of Students Who Were Teasing Her 4/16/2010
8. Day and Night 4/16/2010
9. The Cake That Drifts In Water 4/16/2010
10. Day Sleeping Girl 4/16/2010
11. Confession III 4/16/2010
12. Viewing Cac-Co Cavern 4/16/2010
13. Three-Mountain Pass 4/16/2010
14. Weaving at Night 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. Wasps 5/2/2012
20. Snail 5/2/2012

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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