Xin Qiji


Zhu Yin Ta


Precious hairpin, broken, halved
At the Peach-Leaf Ferry where
We parted; darkening mist and willow shround the place.
I dread to climb the tower-top stair;
Nine days out of ten wind raves, rain torrents race:
It breaks my heart to see the scarlet petals scatter one by one.
All this with nobody to care
Above it - who is there
Will bid the oriole's singing cease?
From mirrored flowers that frame my face
I pluck the petals, try to foretell your return,
Counting and re-counting them a thousand ways.
By silken curtains dimly lit
Words born of dreams fight in my throat for release.
It was he, the Spring, who brought on me this agony of grief;
Who knows where Spring now strays?
He did not guess he should have gone
Taking my grief in his embrace.

Submitted: Saturday, August 11, 2012

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (Zhu Yin Ta by Xin Qiji )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

Trending Poets

Trending Poems

  1. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  2. Daffodils, William Wordsworth
  3. If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda
  4. As I Grew Older, Langston Hughes
  5. Invictus, William Ernest Henley
  6. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  7. Fire and Ice, Robert Frost
  8. Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night, Dylan Thomas
  9. To an Athlete Dying Young, Alfred Edward Housman
  10. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening, Robert Frost

Poem of the Day

poet Alfred Edward Housman

The time you won your town the race
We chaired you through the market-place;
Man and boy stood cheering by,
And home we brought you shoulder-high.

...... Read complete »

   

Member Poem

New Poems

  1. Pumpkin Pie, Ima Ryma
  2. '' Even Animals Look After Their Own '', bri mar
  3. With The Works Of Your Hands, Edward Kofi Louis
  4. On Earth Humans, Sari Mavi
  5. Being Exposed, Edward Kofi Louis
  6. Ignorance.., SALINI NAIR
  7. Sweet Tea!, Edward Kofi Louis
  8. John Masefield - Vagabundo, Paul Abucean
  9. The Warped Human Minds, rajendran muthiah
  10. Polished Nail, maria sudibyo
[Hata Bildir]