Tune: Gold-woven Dress （5）
Pluck not the strings of the lute,
Lest the desolate sound they couldn’t bear
And break halfway with a bang of sad salute.
It isn’t for my grieves that no one can’t share,
But for too many for me to confide!
Can’t you see the river sobbing everywhere?
For rapids of the shoals extending wide,
Till it flows deep and mirror-smooth there.
Acres of waves
On me weighs.
Tell me not your secrets all.
Together let’s hug tight,
In silence let tears of sadness fall.
In tears with glistening light,
Do cherish all love knots tied in our dreams,
And partings in sorrow and reunions in delight!
Like shadows of white geese, they fly in teams
Up flickering to the sky blue and bright.
In valleys deep
All cuckoos weep.
Tune: Jade Tower Love (1)
First tryst in sweet scent of mum,
Your charming smiles ne’er would I forget.
So careless then to that encounter,
How painfully I’m now upset.
Our song of love forever is streaming!
By words for deeper love I’m beset.
Our eyes deploring the fleeting honey days
With grass-like sadness and regret.
Tune: Jade Tower Love (2)
For what are you sobbing again,
And droop your head so silent for the hour?
Sweet moments will never return,
With us two sharing the moon atop the tower.
Clear Autumn Festival comes
With sweet mums and laurels in flower.
Just seize this moment of joy;
Sigh not for the fleeting love shower.
Tune: Jade Tower Love (3)
The tune of the flute from afar
Still echoes through the chilly moonlight.
Each other we lean on atop the tower;
Our love shines like the moon so purely bright.
Sparrows like to chatter but worse are crows
Resenting the snow pure and white.
Regardless of all slanders and smears
For you to hell I would go as a dauntless knight.
Tune: Jade Tower Love (4)
The smell from the cup of wine in your slender fingers,
With your clear eyes and gentle smile lingers,
So touched by your tender love tonight
I’ll drink till all's blue with delight.
Not for washing my sorrow away
But for the love in the cup for you I lay.
To you, hence, an everlasting bliss <
Free from Oizys’s kiss.
Tune: Jade Tower Love (5)
Though dawn in the wild appointed for our date,
the sun high above tells me you’re late.
Eastwards tree shadows moving before my eyes,
A jackdaw alone on the branches cries.
By endless waiting like this I’m not upset?
To none off the anger I can let.
On her I’m ready to vent my anger like fire,
Till she appears to my heart’s desire.
Tune: Jade Tower Love (6)
Ambitiously struggling hard to be an ace,
I flied almost first to the holy place.
Distracted madly by your charming gaze
Like a tower teetering I almost fell in daze.
With a rare intimate love to embrace,
Why I bother with worldly gossips spread apace?
Be ruined halfway as I might for your smile of grace,
I ‘d rather sink with no empty fame and false face.
Tune: Jade Tower Love (7)
At the end of the clear and blue river we met;
A loving wish I made to River God.
A gardener I would like to be for you,
A flower bud that has just learned to nod.
Why didn’t you wait for the season right to bloom,
and changed your oaths in a way so abrupt and odd?
A common rose now you are, so frail and feeble,
Who’d fall and wither for anyone to trod.
Tune: Jade Tower Love (8)
Outdoors in the dried river water rises again;
With two or three more of the peach flowers in bloom.
With souls for homes that still remain,
In pairs swallows perch again in the attic atop my room.
Alone, not feeling between us the mountain chain
in the tower each night I dream of you in gloom.
All merry bird whistles would turn into sorrow,
And sweet wine into bitter tears of doom.
Tune: Jade Tower Love (9)
In littering night like layers of green jades,
Two mandarin ducks in the green sleep deep,
annoyed by dazzling stars like sharp blades,
Who with no blinks down at the world so wildly peep.
Upsetly missing you, a frightened deer,
To Heaven I pray for our love true,
May you turn into all those stars near,
So I can gaze up all night at you.