Ho Xuan Huong Poems

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1.
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 --
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2.
The Fan

Are you seventeen or eighteen?(1)
Let me cherish you by all means.
Thin or thick you display a triangle, and
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3.
Spring-Watching Pavilion

A gentle spring evening arrives
airily, unclouded by worldly dust.
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4.
Weaving At Night

Lampwick turned up, the room glows white.
The looms moves easily all night long

as feet work and push below.
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5.
Autumn Landscape

Drop by drop rain slaps the banana leaves.
Praise whoever sketched this desolate scene:
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6.
Swinging

Praise whoever raised these poles
for some to swing while others watch.
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7.
The Cake That Drifts In Water

My body is both white and round.
In water I may sink or swim.
The hand the kneads me may be rough,
But I still shall keep my true-red heart.
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8.
Day And Night

Peekaboo we used to play;
my hands covered my face,
your hands covered your face,
incredible, there we were gone.
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9.
On Sharing A Husband

Screw the fate that makes you share a man.
One cuddles under cotton blankets; the other's cold.
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10.
Viewing Cac-Co Cavern

Heaven and earth brought forth this rocky mass
its face cut by a deep crevasse
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