Ho Xuan Huong

(1772 - 1822 / Nghệ An Province)

Poems of Ho Xuan Huong

21. Weaving at Night 4/16/2010

Confession III

Her lonely boat fated to float aimlessly
midstream, weary with sadness, drifting.

Her hold overflowing with duty and feeling,
bow rocked by storms, adrift and wandering.

She rows on, not caring who tries to dock,
sails on, not caring who tries the rapids.

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