Wind ceased, the dust is scented
with the fallen flowers.
Though day is getting late, I am too weary
to attend my hair.
Things remain as ever, yet he is here no more,
and all is finished.
Fain would I speak, but tears flow first.
They say that at the Twin Brooks*
spring is still fair.
I, too, wish to row a boat there.
But I am afraid that the little skiff
on the Twin Brooks
Could not bear the heavy load of my grief.
* Located in Zhejiang Province
tr.by Lucy Chow Ho